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Making a success of co-parenting

Co-parents in New York understand that many challenges arise after a divorce. If the children are being raised in two separate households, the exes should have open communication, especially when it comes to the parenting schedule. The following tips can help co-parents.

Overcoming bias in child custody cases

There was a time when mothers were awarded child custody in divorce cases, but family law judges in New York and around the country are now leaning more toward joint custody arrangements. This is because a growing body of research suggests that children fare better when they spend time with both of their parents, but that does not mean gender bias in child custody disputes is a thing of the past.

Effects of divorce on children

Every day, children in New York live with the effects of their parents’ decision to divorce. To be clear, sometimes these effects are good, especially in scenarios where one parent was abusive and has now lost all custodial and visitation rights. However, there are negative effects on children too, if both parents cannot cooperate to find peaceful resolutions to shared problems.

Courtroom etiquette is critical to supporting reputation

When a couple in New York makes the choice to divorce from each other, they may experience feelings of anger, resentment and frustration towards each other and the untimely dissolving of their relationship. Many times, these strong emotions can carry over into court appointments where authorities are trying to facilitate the negotiation of important decisions regarding the couple's future. However, practicing respectful courtroom etiquette can actually play a critical role in a person's ability to support a professional and trustworthy reputation. 

How to make stepparenting successful

Divorce in New York, and everything that goes along with it, is never easy. For parents, new challenges come along when they remarry. Children often regard a stepparent as being evil or a road block to their parents getting back together. It can be a challenge navigating these new relationships, but if stepparents tread carefully and respectfully, the results can be successful for all involved.

How to co-parent during the holidays

For many New York residents, the holidays symbolize family time, festive celebrations and annual traditions. For divorced parents, however, the holidays can be a source of anxiety, stress and sadness. Rather than waiting until the last minute, holiday custody schedules should be discussed and decided far in advance so everyone is on the same page and there is less conflict overall. 

Does your custody arrangement need to change for the school year?

Although it is not fun, divorced parents in New York need to spend time reevaluating their custody arrangement on a regular basis to make sure it is still working as it should for the child. The beginning of the school year is one time to look it over, as kid's schedules can change dramatically from one year to another. There are a number of considerations parents should take into account when deciding if changes need to be made and what they should be.

Child custody order favors father in bitter dispute

The same passion that can draw a couple together in a relationship can also cause fierce battles in the aftermath of a relationship's demise. Some couples have the added complication of dividing property and making decisions regarding the care and well-being of their children. New York parents may be interested in the outcome of one recent child custody case between a mother and father in another state.

Audrina Patridge's husband requests joint custody of daugther

More New York divorced couples are choosing to co-parent their children. When an amicable agreement can be made between couples, it usually is in the best interest of their children. Unfortunately, some couples struggle to reach an agreement, and the resulting divorce process can be complicated. Audriana Patridge recently filed for divorce from her husband, Corey Bohan, and he has countered by requesting joint custody of their 18-month-old daughter.

Tyrese Gibson awarded joint custody of daugther

It is not uncommon for New York couples to disagree over the care and custody of any shared children. Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma, have been no strangers to news coverage on their disagreements over the custody of their 10-year-old daughter. After several ugly public disagreements, a judge recently awarded Tyrese joint custody of his daughter.

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