For kids, summer vacation is the most exciting time of the year. While no school may mean more fun for them, what about you?
The long held standard in child custody orders - as many divorced parents know - is to ensure the best interests of the child are met. Typically, this leads to a custody order that allows the child to spend some time with each parent. The time each parent spends with their child, however, does not have to be equal - and often it is not.
Child custody orders are established based on the needs of the child and circumstances of the parents at that time. As parents know all too well, though, circumstances can change. Child custody orders cannot be modified unless there has been a material change in circumstances. When a life change impacts your ability to uphold your child custody order, or you are concerned for the well-being of your child, it may be time to seek a modification.
Realizing that you have been betrayed by your spouse is devastating. Understandably, many people are unable to move past an extramarital affair and choose to seek divorce.
In all child custody matters, Alabama courts consider the "best interests of the child" above all else. While this phrase is used frequently, it may not be clear to you what, exactly, it means.
It is not an uncommon scenario during and after divorce: One parent is fuming with anger at the other. Mom begins to say bad things about Dad when the children are with her. Eventually, she even begins to limit the time Dad has with them. Soon, his children stop wanting to see their father because their mother has clouded their perception of who he is.
It has been a difficult journey for some grandparents in Alabama who wish to keep a relationship with their grandchildren. The recent passing of a bill in Alabama Legislature has given new hope to grandparents who are restricted from seeing family.
Trying to recast your relationship to your ex isn't easy under any circumstances. After all, it's perfectly understandable to not want to have a lot to do with each other after breaking up as a couple.
In our last few posts, we've explored how putting an effective child custody plan in place requires careful consideration of multiple factors. To get the best results for you and your kids, it's generally important to be creative yet consistent and open to compromise.
The last weeks of the school year get to be a grind. Kids are understandably eager for summer and a long break from homework. Teachers too could use the time off to relax and recharge.