Co-parenting isn't always an easy solution for the adults involved in the situation, but it is usually a good parenting model for the children. If you are co-parenting, you need to make sure that you are protecting your mental health. The last thing that you need is to figure out that you are suffering from depression or anxiety because of the situation.
Child custody matters often make for very heated discussions between two parents. When you aren't in a relationship with your child's other parent, you might find that you don't want to deal with him or her. Unfortunately, you will probably still have to work together to come to terms with some of the decisions that must be made regarding the child.
Taking care of your children is likely a priority in your life. You don't want anything to happen to them and you want them to be happy. When you are going through a divorce, you might find that these are difficult goals to meet. We understand that you only have your child's best interests in mind as you fight for what you feel is right in the child custody order.
There are many different things that might lead to the current child custody agreement not working any longer. For the parents involved, many of these situations are infuriating because they are all the fault of the other parent.
Dealing with your ex on child custody matters might not be at the top of things that you want to have to do for the next few years or longer. Just ignoring your ex isn't going to provide your child with the benefits of having parents who can get along in a civil manner.
Children who are having to deal with their parents going through a divorce will likely find that the tension and uneasiness extends to other areas of their life. This includes their education, which is something that almost all parents can agree doesn't need to occur.
Your children have probably grown up with you and their other parent in the same home. You can imagine how much of a shock it will be to learn that the parents they have grown up in the same home with are getting a divorce. Some children will act out in a negative manner when this news is broken to them. As hard as this is to take, you should prepare yourself for the possibility.
Children count on their parents for stability and love. When a child's parents have been together during a child's entire life, it can be difficult for the child to adjust to not having their parents together. This is what children of divorce have to deal with. If you are divorcing your child's other parent, you have to focus on how you can help your child to cope with the major changes.
In our previous blog post, we discussed how there are some points in the Tennessee family law system that are changing. New policies regarding child support are leaving some people wondering when the system is actually going to improve. We understand that dealing with these issues is sometimes very frustrating.
People who are having to pay child support in Tennessee often have to deal with what feels like an uphill battle. This is something that some lawmakers are trying to rectify; however, the changes that are coming aren't being met with full acceptance. There are still many issues that need to be addressed and ironed out.