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'Prank' videos could end in parents losing custody of 2 of 5 kids

Several videos on a YouTube channel could end up costing a father and stepmother custody of two of their five children. The videos were heavily criticized by viewers who believed the actions of the father and stepmother amounted to verbal and physical abuse.

Must I let my ex take my minor child out of the United States?

Some divorced parents want to expose their children to international travel at a young age. While rearing globe-trotting tots may not be a goal of all parents, there are many who choose this type of lifestyle for themselves and their children.

Plan for your children far into the future

One thing that many people don't think about when they are dealing with divorce and custody issues is how future plans could impact those issues. If, for example, you spend a great deal of time and effort fighting for sole custody of children because you don't think they would be safe with the other spouse, you probably don't want to leave their care up to chance if something should happen to you.

Talking about changes helps kids after divorce

Parents often want to shield their children from the negative impact of a divorce, trying to make the transition as smooth as possible. That is important, and much of the child custody plan will be geared around helping the children live their lives as normally as they can.

Put a strong advocate in your corner during child custody issues

American families are some of the most unique in the world and can come in many forms. Single parent families, same-sex parent families, grandparent head-of-household families and so many others add to the domestic melting pot America has become. New York is home to many of these families, each of them wanting only what is best for their children. When divorce rears its head, parents must face many difficult legal challenges and child custody often ranks as the hardest of all.

Should you consider 2 mediators in your divorce?

For some couples, separating money and kids during a divorce can be difficult. It can be tempting for some parents to try to use the children as leverage when it comes to discussions about finances. One woman said that she got some great advice when she was divorcing that helped her and her ex focus on what was really important.

Common questions kids have when parents divorce

Kids are full of questions about a variety of topics and when their parents are going through a divorce, it is no different. Having to tell your children that you and your spouse are splitting up can be one of the toughest things you'll do as a parent. Unfortunately, you'll also need to be prepared to answer a plethora of questions after you tell your children, too.

Monday, May 22, 2017

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