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Joint custody after divorce

When parents in California divorce, child custody is often a significant issue. Both parents may be concerned about the well-being of their children, and fathers in particular may be worried about maintaining a meaningful relationship with their offspring. In some cases, a joint custody arrangement may be possible.

How social media can connect divorced parents and children

Divorced parents in California might be concerned that if there is a great deal of conflict in their relationship, they might jeopardize their child's adjustment and well-being after the divorce. However, a study that appeared in "Journal of Family Issues" found that a better predictor of a child's well-being was his or her relationship with each parent, and that relationship was bolstered by frequent communication.

Protecting parental rights in a custody battle

Fathers in California who want to take an active role in their children's lives may sometimes need to file a petition in state court to assert their visitation rights or fight for primary custody. Courts are increasingly recognizing the important role that fathers play in their children's lives.

Joint custody is usually healthier for kids

A pending separation or divorce can cause all sorts of emotional upheaval for a California family. Since decisions may need to be made about child custody matters, both parents should carefully weigh their options. One of the best solutions is for moms and dads to respect each other's relationships with their children and work out a custody agreement that offers the optimal parenting plan for everyone.

How divorced parents should deal with the holidays

California is known for having some of the highest divorce rates in the nation. This means that many parents in the Golden State will have to deal with the reality of separated families during the holiday season. Even happily married couples admit that the holidays bring about a mixture of stress, excitement and anticipation that can cause strong emotions to flare up. For this reason, divorced parents should focus on looking out for the best interests of the children above everything else.

How parents can provide more stability after divorce

There are a number of different ways that divorcing parents in California can help provide some stability for their children. For starters, they should avoid having their children change schools when so many other elements of their lives are in flux. They can also try to keep routines, expectations and discipline the same in both households. In addition, parents should help their children keep relationships with relatives on both sides of the family.

Support and custody challenges for fathers

California fathers who have gone through a divorce or who had a child with someone they were not married to might have trouble paying child support or may struggle to get the custody or visitation rights they want. Fathers should try to pay something toward support even if it is not the full amount. They might also be able to ask for a modification in the amount they must pay monthly although this will not reduce any child support debt from past missed payments.

Simple rules make co-parenting easier

California residents usually understand that co-parenting can be frustrating at times. Whether a family splits because of divorce or the parents were never married, the best parenting relationships are cooperative and focused on the children. Sometimes it is easier said than done, but adopting a few simple rules can make things flow much more smoothly.

Developing parenting schedules

California parents who are no longer together will have to create a parenting schedule that can help their child get accustomed to their new reality. Allocating the responsibilities of child custody is an important part of developing an efficient parenting schedule, but it can also be used to show the children that their parents are willing to work with one another to prioritize the well-being of their children.

Physical and other types of child custody

Single parents in California whose children live with them would probably consider themselves to have sole custody of their kids. But legally, custody is granted by the court, and without an official court order, a single parent might not be entitled to certain benefits like child support.

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