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Should you give your child a choice of custody arrangements?

As parents, you want to do what is right by your child. You have both talked things over and because your schedules are similar and you live near each other, you think it might be healthy for your child to help put together the custody schedule.

Should you try virtual visitation?

Virtual visitation is a unique concept. It allows you to see your child and interact with them through digital means. Virtual visitation, while it may include video calls or chatting online, can also include communication through video games, on the phone or through text message.

Be prepared if you need to take custody disputes to court

With cases involving child custody and visitation, you can't be too careful. It's impossible to imagine being separated from your children, but that is possible if you face unfair accusations or unexpected statements from the other party in court.

What can you do if your ex wants to change your custody schedule?

There is nothing quite as aggravating as an ex-spouse who feels entitled to more time with your children than they deserve. You already have a fair custody plan in place, but they keep saying that they plan to go back to court to get more time. This is a drain on your finances and a constant stress in your life.

Consider unique custody options when living far apart

Sometimes, visitation is difficult. You and your ex-spouse might have to move apart for work, or you may move several cities apart to be closer to family. Your child is most important, but without those supports in place, you don't think you'd be able to support them as well as you do.

Visitation dates can be stress-free with the right attitude

Parents who have visitation with their children may not have the same custody rights as the other parent. Even if they share joint custody, one parent will be the primary custodian, while the other has visitation schedules to adhere to.

Victims of domestic violence aren't guaranteed child custody

A family court judge deciding a custody matter is responsible for making decisions that they believe are in the child's best interests. A judge will often take into account a child's age and the bond that the parent and child share in rendering decisions. They may consider a parent's housing situation, financial means and availability of free time as well. Also important is whether either parent has a history of violence or abuse.

What's bird's nest custody and will it work for me?

Contested divorces involve many aspects, not the least of which might be the custody and living arrangements of any minor children. These issues can become a logistical nightmare to sort everything out, which can make some co-parents think outside the box for solutions that best fit their unique family situations.

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