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For kids, heading back to school after a separation or divorce can be difficult

As another summer draws to a close, children throughout the Monroeville area are heading back to school. For children and parents, this time of year can be hectic as both must adjust to new schedules and responsibilities. For any child, these types of changes can create a lot of anxiety and stress. In cases where a child's parents recently separated or divorced, these types of feelings are likely to be magnified.

Can my child's other parent move out of state?

Child custody disputes don't just happen when a couple gets divorced. They can arise even after the divorce decree has been issued. One thing when dealing with child custody that is often contested is when one parent wants to relocate with the children. Can one parent simply move out of state when the other parent has a court order for visitation?

1 size does not fit all: A parenting plan for your family

When many couples divorce, they allow the court to determine virtually everything from property division to child custody to parenting plans. However, the judge is not the parents of the children involved. As parents, you are in a better place to determine the needs of your children and to create a parenting plan that really fits the needs of your family.

Dealing with an ex who excessively spoils your kids

Parenting is difficult enough without feeling as though you can't keep up with an ex who buys extravagant gifts or seems to disregard rules that you have at your home. Your ex may shower the kids with items you planned to give them for a birthday or Christmas, let them watch movies you don't approve of or stay up so late that they simply roll over the next morning when it's time to get up for school.

Rutherford's children returned to father in Monaco once again

It's been three years now since actress Kelly Rutherford was ordered to send her children to live with their father Daniel Giersch in Monaco. According to People magazine, the children are still trying to adjust to living outside of the U.S. A teacher, who works at their elite school in Monaco said that the children, ages 8 and 6, are reserved, but are blending in. The school the two attend is quite exclusive and academically elite. Some of the children going there speak up to five language in the British curriculum school.

Can I relocate with my child if I have physical custody?

Child custody matters can be difficult to work through. However, it's always best for the children if the parents can agree on custody, visitation and parenting plans instead of allowing the court to determine such important matters. For custodial parents who want to relocate with their child, though, the court needs to be involved.

What are the 4 types of physical child custody?

When parents are in the midst of determining child custody and visitation, it can be easy for them to forget that the best interests of the children must be at the forefront. Fortunately, the courts always will do so, although some parents may not feel as though they do.

Did you know that there are two types of child custody?

If you think that child custody is often one of the most contentious issues in a Pennsylvania divorce, you would be right. Many parents struggle to reach a child custody agreement that is amenable to both parties. In such situations, legal intervention may be necessary to ensure a fair division of custody.

Woman fighting for child custody after gay partnership dissolves

A former resident of York County, Pennsylvania, is working through a high-stakes child custody battle that could determine future rights for gay parents. The woman, age 32, left York in 2008 and formed a domestic partnership with another woman in California in 2009. She is now fighting for child custody rights for her two children, though she is experiencing some difficulty because she is not a biological parent.

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