If you have a co-parent who's in recovery and seems to have put their problems with alcohol behind them, you likely have begun to trust that your kids are safe with them. However, with the holiday season fast approaching, you may have renewed concerns about unsupervised visits.
Conscientious divorcing parents are aware of the potential negative impact of their break-up on their children and work to minimize it. They look for all the warning signs of anxiety, stress and behavioral issues.
Even in contentious divorces and child custody battles, most people don't believe their co-parent would take the extreme step of abducting their children. However, parental child abductions are more common than you might think. According to a report by the Polly Klaas Foundation, some three-quarters of missing child cases involve abduction by a relative -- and that relative is usually a parent.
This April, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed a law passed earlier this year by state legislators that makes shared custody for divorced parents the norm. Under the law, which took effect last month, assuming that both parents are deemed to be fit, they will have the opportunity for equal time with their children and an equal role in making decisions that impact their children's lives.
The discussion of child custody is never an easy one when having it between you and your former spouse or other parent of your child. It can be an even more difficult discussion when you have it with your child. Explaining shared custody is never easy. Aside from talking about shared custody, you and the other parent need to find ways to make it work. So, how do you make shared custody work?
Protecting your children during all types of situations in life is important to parents everywhere. One of those situations includes when custody is exchanged between parents in Louisville, Kentucky. Custody exchanges can become heated and even dangerous when the parents do not get along with each other. Here are some important tips for you to follow to ensure the safety of all during a child custody exchange.
Entering into a child custody arrangement with the other parent of your child is stressful. This very well could turn into a battle that reaches the court system. When fighting for custody of your child, there are quite a few things you can do to put yourself in a strong position for winning. Just be sure to never let your child think it's all about winning.