In an ideal world, children are raised by both of their parents in a loving home. However, since divorce is a reality in the lives of many children, it's important for Maricopa County parents to understand the detrimental effects that conflicts with their former spouse could have on their children, Depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety are common mental health concerns among children who are frequently exposed to conflict between their parents. Fortunately, there are some effective methods that could shield children of divorced parents from emotional harm.
A complicated family law case regarding parents' rights recently made its way to the Arizona Court of Appeals. And while the court reached a decision, the case only managed to open a wide range of questions for the future regarding unborn children and parents' rights.
When Maricopa County parents decide to divorce, they may be concerned about how their changed relationship will affect their children. In addition, going through the divorce itself is only the first step towards a new, important relationship with the children at the center: co-parenting. While people may have difficulty adjusting to a new situation after a divorce, parents can come together to put the children first even after their romantic relationship has come to an end.
If you are divorcing with children, remember their understanding and ability to adapt will depend on age. Below, we examine a few areas where age can play a strong role.
As 2018 draws to a close, many Arizonans may be planning international travel with their children next summer, or during spring break. This can be a difficult and sensitive topic for parents who share custody because of a family court case.
Family court cases present multiple issues, such as legal decision-making for a child, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and property or debt division. Each of these issues, in turn, is complex. So it is not unusual for parties to get disorganized, confused, or overwhelmed by the minutiae of divorce filings. Without support and helpful resources, people can misstep.
The holidays can be a stressful, unpredictable time of year. This can be especially true for parents navigating this time of year for the first time after a divorce.
If a husband and wife divorce without children, neither will have any right to dictate where the other lives moving forward. That is no one's business. But the rules grow more complicated when a parenting plan is involved.
While parents are navigating the legal complexities of establishing legal decision-making, parenting time, and financial support for their children, they must also help those children navigate the complexities of a changing family structure.
With just a month before Halloween, kids across Arizona are already planning costumes and starting to map out the best trick-or-treating routes. If you share custody of your kids, then you will want to do some preparation yourself.