Even in the very best of times, we understand that parenting a child can be challenging. When someone who is too young, unmarried or completely ill-equipped to parent has a baby, the challenges may become overwhelming. This can lead to rash decisions made in the heat of sheer panic.
We recently discussed what happens with child custody matters when you and your have an adopted child. If you recall, the fact that the child was adopted doesn't change anything at all in the child custody process. You and your ex still have to go through everything just the same as you would for any other child.
You were happily married and made the decision to share your life with a child. Now that time has gone by, you realize that the marriage just isn't going to work out.
Marriages that include domestic violence are often filled with lies and secrets. When the victim decides to leave, there are a lot of variables that come into the picture. Divorce is one of these variables. Either side might file for divorce, but once this happens, it starts a series of events.
When you aren't in the same area as your child, spending time with the child can be difficult. Decades ago, you would have had to rely solely on phone calls or letters to build a relationship with the child if you didn't live close enough for frequent visits. With the current technology available, you can rely on virtual visitation to give you a chance to interact with your child on a regular basis between the in-person visits.
You are probably used to making most of the decisions about your child's upbringing. When you and your child's other parent aren't in a relationship, you will have to work with that parent to make these decisions. In some cases, who makes which decisions is covered in the child custody order.
Divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. This is especially true for the children involved. These precious little ones are having their entire world turned upside down because their parents couldn't get along any longer. When there are children involved, parents should try to get the kids some sort of stability as quickly as possible.
Divorce can be tough on kids. As a parent, you want to focus on protecting them and helping them through the process. Your child custody agreement and parenting plan go a long way toward accomplishing this.
One of the things many couples don't realize is how different child rearing might be following a divorce. Even if you can agree quickly to all custody matters, you might find yourself surprised at how different it is to take care of a child on your own.
In a study no one is calling surprising, researchers from several universities and organizations have concluded that moms are less happy overall and are more stressed about parenting than dads are. It's important to note that these observations are based on a study that included thousands of parents, but that doesn't mean your specific situation isn't very different than the overall "average" that the study found.