Conventional wisdom convinces a lot of people that divorce is terribly harmful to children of any age, leaving them prone to depression, anxiety, trouble with authority and poor grades.
The Ghost of Christmas Past can wield a lot of power over a family. The small, homely rituals of each previous year combine to create a certain excitement and expectation for the current year's holiday season.
Once a divorce decree is in hand, most parents in Texas are afraid to rock the boat. They have survived numerous negotiations, overcome life-changing obstacles and entered into the best possible child custody plan for their kids. However, what if something happens down the road to upset this plan? Should parents face this challenge on their own or should they seek help from the court?
In America, Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays. It is also very much a family-centered holiday, which often presents a challenge to divorced families. Typically, both parents want to spend Thanksgiving with their kids and they struggle to find a mutually acceptable solution.
Texas law does things a little differently than most states when it comes to child custody. First of all, child custody is instead known as a child conservatorship. These conservatorships are generally split into two types: joint managing conservatorship (JMC) and sole managing conservatorship (SMC). These, in simple terms, refer to whether a parent is the only custodian of the child in question, or whether the other parent also is a custodian of the child jointly.
During the course of a family breakdown, it is likely that there will be disagreements. However, while there may be hard feelings and an occasional heated discussion, the majority of child custody disputes will not escalate into threats or intimidation. Whenever San Antonio families find that they are unable to resolve an issue, they may wish to seek the input of a neutral third party.
If you are a newly divorced Texas resident with school-aged children, the upcoming school year might prove challenging, especially if you and your children are already feeling anxious about school. Remember, it is a new situation for everyone and adjusting to all the changes is not always an easy endeavor. Even with a well-planned child custody arrangement, it might take parents and their children time to adjust.
In a divorce, two of the biggest considerations are what to do with the children and what to do with the family home. The traditional solution looks something like this: One parent stays in the house and the other moves out. The children then bounce back and forth between mom's place and dad's place.
We begin this post by wishing that our readers had a happy and memorable Fourth of July weekend. The holiday weekend ended with a bang this year on a Tuesday, which meant that many divorced and separated parents were able to split the holiday given that two days occurred during the normal work week.