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Child Custody Archives

Help your children adjust to a new life after your divorce

Child custody battles often spill over into every area of the child's life. As a parent, you might want to protect them as much as you can from the drama. They'll likely still know that things are amiss, so you'll have to work closely with them to help them adjust to the new way of life.

Reap the benefits from equal parenting time

Trying to determine what type of parenting arrangement is right for your situation is important, but it can often present a challenge. One option is that the parents share the children as equally as possible. This type of arrangement is good for the kids, and the parents can benefit from it, too.

Childcare responsibilities may play a role in custody decisions

Parents who are battling over child custody matters might find that they can't come to an agreement about how much time the children should have with each adult. This is one of the more difficult tasks that they have to work through because both parents want to have as much time as they can with the kids.

Help your teen to adjust to the news of your divorce

Teens who have always lived with both parents are in for a major change if their parents opt to divorce. Unfortunately, there isn't really anything they can do to force their parents to stay together. While it might be a bit easier to help a teen adjust than it is for you to help a toddler understand what's going on, you may still have to help them.

Right of first refusal may grant you more time with the kids

As a parent, you have a right to say what influential individuals play a regularly recurring role in your child's life. While this might be easy enough when you're still in a relationship with the other parent, it isn't as simple if you're divorced. You won't have much of a say about who your child is around when they're with your ex.

Work out schedule changes early with your ex

As the warmer months of the year approach, parents might need to make some decisions about how to handle schedule changes. These aren't always easy to work through, but you should be able to turn to your parenting plan to find out if there is already a schedule that works for the circumstances. For example, you may have a summer schedule that includes information about how vacations are handled.

Keep your children at the heart of co-parenting decisions

The relationship between co-parents is sometimes rocky, but this doesn't have to stop you from doing what's best for the children. Instead, you can choose to focus on the kids and try to make things work out for them. It might not be easy but it is possible if you work as a team.

Study finds parental alienation often used against mothers

When Texas couples are going through a divorce, it might involve a custody battle in which one parent claims that the other parent is guilty of parental alienation. However, some experts say that this claim is not scientifically sound and that it is a way to distract from an abusive parent.

The challenges of co-parenting with a difficult ex-spouse

Setting boundaries with a difficult ex-spouse can be critical for divorced parents in Texas. Parents should keep two things in mind: One is that they should focus on what is in the best interests of the child. The other is that the best approach to co-parenting with a difficult former spouse is not that different from co-parenting with a more cooperative ex-spouse.

How do military couples handle custody?

Texan couples who have children already have to deal with the complex matter of child custody. But what about couples where one or both members are active military members? We at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., are here to discuss your possible options for handling child custody while being in the military.