When you have a child, you need to financially support him or her, even when you aren't with the child's other parent. In fact, financial support of children is taken seriously in Tennessee.
Summer vacation is almost here. That means taking your children on fun outings and vacation. If you and your child's other parent are divorced or separated, you need to start planning for your summer right away. Your first step is to review the child custody order to determine what it says about the summer months. This order likely has a lot of information about how you and your ex should plan the summer, such as what notifications must be made for vacations and similar points.
Parents who are dealing with child custody matters must understand the different points that often come up in these cases. A basic understanding gives you the basis to determine how you are going to address various decisions that come up.
We discussed some of the factors that play a part in child custody cases in one of our recent blog posts. Of all of these factors, the most important is determining what is in the child's best interests. This is something that must be considered for each child in a case. If you have more than one child, each child must be considered individually.
Child custody cases that go before a judge are often difficult for the parents. These cases put your child's future into someone else's hands. For the parents who have to go through this process, it can be very hard to think about what might happen. This is one of those times when the more you know, the better you might feel comes into the picture.
The cost of raising a child is considerable. Each year, the United States Department of Agriculture issues a report about what parents can expect to pay to raise a child. Taking a look into the figures noted in this report makes it really easy to see why it is imperative for parents to pay child support for a child when it is ordered by the court.
Malicious mother syndrome was the subject of our recent blog post. While no parent ever wants to think that their child's other parent would sabotage their child's life in that manner, it is sometimes the reality of the situation. This is one reason why it is so important for parents who are divorcing or splitting up to have a child custody agreement that puts your child first.
A psychologist by the name of Ira Turkat first coined the term "Malicious Parent Syndrome" in describing patterns of abnormal parental behavior that occurs during divorces.
All decisions that have to be made in a child custody case are important. These decisions will impact your children's lives from now until the day they become adults. This is the reason why every decision you make must be carefully considered. We can help you to determine what you need to think about as you consider each choice you have.
The holidays are times of the year that children usually look forward to. For children who have divorced or separated parents, the holidays can be an especially stressful time. These parents can take steps to ensure that their child doesn't have to suffer through a stressful holiday season.