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Interfering with visitation time

Custodial parents in Indiana sometimes refuse to allow their children's other parents to have visitation with the children despite child custody and visitation orders. Parents may not arbitrarily refuse to honor a noncustodial parent's visitation time. There are several common and illegitimate reasons why some custodial parents refuse to allow their children to have visitation with the noncustodial parents.

What to know about UCAPA and the Hague Convention

It's becoming more common for individuals in Indiana and throughout America to get married to people who live in other countries. As a result, it is possible for a parent to share custody with a person who may bring a child to his or her home country. If a dispute occurs, it may be resolved under the terms of the Hague Convention. This agreement aims to get parents who have taken their child out of the country to honor the original terms of a custody order.

How to successfully raise children with a toxic ex-spouse

Many things lead to Indiana couples breaking up and getting divorced. It can be challenging for these divorced couples to co-parent after the divorce, especially when one of them is a toxic person. Here are some tips to help a co-parent successfully raise their children despite the challenges that arise from dealing with a toxic ex.

Determining custody schedules for infants after divorce

When parents of infants in Indiana get a divorce, they may have some additional challenges regarding child custody. When a child is that young, some parents who are the main caregivers may be hesitant to leave the child with the other parent. However, even if the other parent is less experienced with the infant, that parent can learn. It might be necessary for the main caregiver to trust the situation and allow the other person to parent in their own way.

How can I help my child when I move out?

If you are a parent in Indiana who has agreed with your spouse that you will get a separation or a divorce, the well-being of your children is likely at the top of your list of concerns. Many couples keep one parent and the kids in the family home at least to start with. This means the other parent has to move out of the home. You may have agreed to be the parent who leaves the house. This will be hard for you and for your kids but there are some things you can do to help them through this process.

Managing a new school year after a divorce

Indiana families who have experienced a divorce and are now in the midst of adjusting to a new school year will no doubt find that this school year feels distinctly different than the previous ones. Children as well as moms and dads will notice the changes and it is important for the parents to take steps to ease the transition and awkwardness to help kids focus on their school and social experiences, not their changing home lives.

Back to school and coparenting

If your kids are like most, they may be sad to know that the summer break from school is ending. However, if you are like most parents in Indiana, you likely realize that your kids are probably ready for a return to some more structured days. There can be advantages to the school year schedule but there can also be some unique challenges to managing this when you and your children's other parent are no longer a couple. 

What are your rights when it comes to parenting time?

As a divorced parent in Indianapolis, you no doubt value your parenting time. Not being under the same roof with your kids every day makes it more difficult to impart the life lessons that you want to on them. The courts understand this, and thus place equal value on the time you have with your kids. Sadly, tensions between you and your ex-spouse may make it so that they do not care quite as much whether you get to be with your kids. This makes it that much more important that you understand how to deal with changes to your parenting time schedule. 

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.

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