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It's time for school: Child custody during the school year

Although it's nearly summer now, the next school year is just around the corner. As a parent who has a child and is going through divorce, you know that custody arrangements can be affected by your child's school schedule.

Here are a few different things to consider when designing your child's schedule for the school year. Your attorney can help you finalize this parenting plan when you and your ex are satisfied with the results.

Divorced fathers can follow these child support modification tips

Are you a divorced father? Do you take great pride in providing your child with everything they need? If you do so through child support, you understand the importance of making full and timely payments.

Unfortunately, there could come a time in the future when you are unable to make your child support payments. There are many reasons for this. For example, you could lose your job. Or maybe you are struck with a serious illness, meaning that you are unable to work for an extended period of time.

Breaking Free From A Violent Marriage

The national statistics on domestic violence are staggering.

  • One in three U.S. women has suffered physical violence by an intimate partner
  • Annually, more than 10 million women and men in the U.S. suffer physical abuse
  • Daily, U.S. domestic violence hotline operators field nearly 21,000 calls

Domestic violence plays out in many forms including physical and sexual assault, intimidation and harassment and verbal and emotional abuse. Despite what some may believe, no one is immune to suffering harm at the hands of a spouse or intimate partner and individuals of every age, socio economic status, race and religion can be targets.

Back-to-school advice for recently divorced or separated parents

As schools throughout the Roanoke area gear up for the start of another academic year, children and parents must also prepare. For school-aged children and parents alike, this can be a nerve-wracking and stressful time of year. In cases where a child's parents recently separated or divorced, heading back to school may be an especially difficult adjustment for everyone.

For parents, clear communication is essential to helping a child, who is also adjusting to numerous divorce-related changes in his or her life, succeed during this and subsequent school years. The following are three key issues that recently separated or divorced parents would be wise to discuss and come to an agreement on prior to a child's first day of school.

Tips for parents facing child custody disputes

If you're a parent who is planning or going through a divorce, you likely have many questions and concerns about your child's wellbeing. This is often especially true if you and a soon-to-be ex-spouse are embroiled in a contentious divorce and aren't able to come to an agreement about child custody and visitation matters.

If you and a spouse cannot resolve child custody issues on your own or with the assistance of your attorneys or a mediator, a judge will step in. In divorce cases involving child custody disputes, it's important to understand how the courts make decisions as well as what you can do to improve your chances of securing a favorable custody decision.

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