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Grandparents may petition for legal custody

Becoming a grandparent is an exciting moment. Many children develop special relationships with their grandparents, and enjoy spending time and keeping in touch with them. For some children, a visit to a grandparent's home feels like a special treat. Sometimes, a grandparent may become concerned that a Virginia child is not being properly cared for by his or her parents, and he or she may want to petition for legal custody in a court of law. 

Co-parenting tips may help those going through divorce

The process of dissolving a marriage can unfortunately be challenging for both parents and children in Virginia. Specifically, deciding how to deal with co-parenting can be challenging. However, a couple of steps can help divorcing parents to make this process easier for their children.

Co-parenting can be a positive experience for the children

The divorce process can unfortunately be stressful for both parents and their young children in Virginia. Likewise, co-parenting in the aftermath of the divorce can be challenging. However, divorcing parents can take a couple of steps to make these life-altering experiences easier for the children to deal with going forward.

Having to share custody of a child can be complicated at first

Getting divorced in Virginia can feel like riding on an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true when young children are involved, which can lead to child custody disputes. However, it is indeed possible for those who must share custody of a child to ultimately lead satisfying lives long-term.

Helpful tips to make co-parenting easier for everyone

Divorce is a difficult process, and it can sometimes have a negative impact on the youngest members of the family. Because parents want to make things easier for kids and provide as much continuity of lifestyle as possible for them, co-parenting is a popular custody choice. This arrangement can work well, but only when two Virginia co-parents commit to working together peacefully and respectfully.

It's often best for parents to share custody of a child

Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of a Virginia family, especially when the two parents cannot agree on how to share parenting time and responsibilities. Child custody is a sensitive topic, and it is not easy to come to a final agreement, frequently leaving the court to decide. There is widespread agreement that it is best when parents share custody of a child to allow the child to maintain strong relationships with both parents. However, there are some who prefer to still give primary custody to the mother.

How to make a co-parenting plan work well

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, children can suffer emotionally and mentally due to changes in schedule and changes in their relationships with their parents. Because of this, many parents opt for a co-parenting arrangement, an option that allows kids to have regular access to both parents. This can be beneficial for the kids, but only if the two parents agree to work together and provide stability and security for the youngest members of the family.

Are child custody issues becoming more contentious?

Divorce is difficult for every member of the family, but it can be especially difficult for the children. It's a big change when they have to go between separate homes and spend time with a different parent on different days. This is why many Virginia parents are able to negotiate a child custody arrangement that allows the child equitable time with both of them. However, child custody is not always easy to resolve, and the result can be a very contentious divorce.

There are many reasons shared child custody order is best

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, the youngest members of the family can experience emotional trauma and stress. It's difficult when things in a home change drastically and permanently, especially when it means the kids will not see one or both parents as much as they did in the past. This is why many parents understand the benefits of a child custody order that allows them to share parenting time and duties.

For dads, it is easier now to share custody of a child

Most people now recognize the importance for children to maintain a strong relationship with their dads after a divorce. Joint custody is more common than ever, and it is now easier for dads to secure the parenting time necessary to have a prominent role in the lives of their children. Not that long ago, however, courts most often gave preference to the mothers, and it was very difficult for dads to share custody of a child.

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