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Make summer plans for your children now

With the summer months just around the corner, parents need to start thinking about what's going to happen with the children this summer. There are some fairly unique situations that present themselves in the warmer months. Making plans for this right now can help you out tremendously.

Children don't have to suffer in school after a divorce

Going back to school after your parents have divorced is unsettling for many children. They might still harbor feelings that they caused the divorce or that they are somehow less of a person than other children because of the divorce. Because of the difficulties that children face, it is imperative that parents take action.

Virtual visitations can help long-distance parenting situations

A child who has parents who don't live close to each other might end up not being able to spend much time with one of his or her parents. This is a difficult situation for the child. The good news is that the improvements in technology can help the child have a more meaningful relationship with both parents.

Fight for your right to see your child and build a relationship

When you aren't your child's custodial parent, you might have visitation rights in the child custody order. Being able to see your child and build a meaningful relationship with your child depends on you being able to have those visits. This is one reason why it is ultimately important for you to take the time you need to spend with your child.

Know your options for resolving child custody issues

Seeing your child is important because this is the only way that you can build a relationship with the child. For parents who are divorced or no longer in a relationship, the child custody order guides them on who gets to spend time with the child when. It is important that the order is followed so that both parents get to build that relationship with their child.

Child custody orders must be followed in most cases

Parents who are dealing with child custody issues know that it is often difficult to force a child to go spend time with the other parent when the child doesn't want to go. This unwillingness can be because of a host of reasons, but one thing is certain -- the parent who isn't getting their visitation or custody time might turn to the court with allegations that the child custody order isn't being followed.

Moves with children can be difficult

In our previous blog post, we discussed how child custody orders can impact a custodial parent's ability to move out of state. That is an area that is very confusing for many people because we live in a country that is said to be free, but for some people the inability for an adult to move is somewhat confusing.

Out-of-state moves can have impacts on child custody cases

The changes that adults make after a divorce can often involve moving. For people who live in Shelby County, even a short move can lead them over state lines. Moving to West Memphis or Jonesboro would land you in Arkansas. Moving to Olive Branch would land you in Mississippi. That's not really a big deal -- unless you have children.

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