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How can I make joint custody work?

Joint custody is preferred by most courts since it allows a child to form close bonds with both parents. Even under the best of circumstances, co-parenting can still be a challenge, especially when it comes to logistical concerns. Parents Magazine offers the following tips in this case so you can navigate common issues with ease. 

Helping a middler schooler through a divorc

Most people in Indiana would agree that there is no easy part of a divorce. However, for people with kids, most agree that the hardest part is telling their kids and helping their children navigate the changes in their lives. Depending on the children's ages, parents will need to adjust how they talk with or work with their kids to best manage their emotions during a divorce.

More states give equal parenting time

Historically, divorcing dads in Indiana and across the country have struggled to get their fair share of time with their kids. Like any societal shifts, changes do not happen as fast as many people would like. It is always important for any man getting divorced to be aware of what their rights are and what options they have for getting as much time with their kids as they can possibly get. 

Why children fare best when they know their fathers

As an Indiana father, you may be doing everything in your power to ensure you get to spend quality time with your child, and research shows that your efforts may benefit your child substantially down the line. At Schembs Law, we understand that the role a father plays in his child’s life is a critical one. We also recognize that children who have established relationships with their fathers tend to fare better in a broad number of areas than those whose fathers do not maintain an active presence in their lives.

Some spouses may make false accusations of abuse

Domestic violence is a serious problem that affects countless families in Indiana and elsewhere. However, at the law office of Robert Schembs, we know that not all who are accused of domestic violence are abusive. In fact, some people make false accusations against innocent spouses. As you might expect, this can be devastating to the person being accused, and it also undermines and minimizes cases of real abuse.

Preparing your child to move during your divorce

One of the consequences of your impending divorce in Indiana is that you and your child need to move. While you are excited at the prospect of starting over and removing yourself from a situation that has caused stress and anguish, it can be unsettling to face the thought of uprooting your child and helping he or she thrive in a new place. At Schembs Law, we have helped many families as they transition through the painful process of divorce. 

Divorced parenting at the holidays

It can seem that once Halloween has come and gone, the rest of the calendar year flies by in the blink of an eye. Divorced or separated parents in Indiana might feel this even more than parents who are married because they are forced to squeeze in special holiday time and events with their kids in a fraction of the amount of time they had when they were married to the other parent. Despite this challenge, it is possible to create joy for all at this time of year with a little proactivity and consciousness.

Shooting the result of a child custody dispute

To say that child custody disputes in Indianapolis can become contentious may be a gross understatement. Oftentimes, the love that divorcing parents have for their children may be matched only by the negative emotions they feel towards each other. The hope is that feuding parents realize that their association will continue due to them having children together, and that such a realization may prompt them to act amicably towards each other. However, the outpouring of emotion that often accompanies child custody disputes may make that next to impossible. What is most unfortunate about such cases is that it is often the children involved that are hurt the most. 

Custody dispute continues to prove costly

Many in Indianapolis may often ask how is it that divorce cases can become so expensive. This question no doubt arises from the assumption that when a couple chooses to divorce, they often want to everything needed to end their associations with each other. Yet oftentimes it may not be that easy. Disputes over child custody and support can go on for years, during which time those involved in them can accrue massive legal bills. Even divorce settlements and custody agreements are finalized, divorced couples may still have to continue to work together and support each other in fulfilling their custody and support arrangements. 

Back-to-school time and coparenting

The freedom that can come with the long, lazy days of summer often seems to come to an end too soon, at least for school-aged children. For their parents, however, the back-to-school season can often be a welcome thing as the school year provides a nice cadence of structure to their children's lives. While this can be true for divorced parents these moms and dads may face special challenges when trying to help their kids prepare for the summer-to-school transition.

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