Child custody disputes are stressful on clients, attorneys, judges and, most importantly, the children. Custody cases can be expensive to litigate and often involve one or more mental health practitioners. And, in severely damaged relationships between spouses, another party to the family relationship – the child – usually suffers the most from the parents’ continued battles.
When parents divorce - or separate if they were never married - they will need to make difficult decisions about the care and custody of their minor children. This article provides a basic overview of parenting plans and highlights some important factors to consider when creating them.
Introduction Often, after a separation or divorce, parents decide to move because they can no longer to afford to live in the same city, for a new job opportunity, or so they can be closer to extended family for financial or emotional support.