As a supporting parent, you know that you want to give your child the best life that you can using the resources you have available. However, the realities of daily life make that impossible, or, at least, very difficult to manage.
It's not uncommon for two parents to live in different states. However, just because these situations are common does not mean it's easy to organize your shared parenting arrangements.
When you are dealing with child custody issues, you have to make a lot of decisions. At first, it might seem overwhelming to have to address everything this entails. The good news is that if you take steps now to make these decisions, there will be less stress in the in the heat of the moment later.
Are you in the process of creating your first estate plan, or making changes to one that you already have in place? Do you have concerns about making all the right decisions? Do you have reason to believe that you need to fix a mistake you have already made?
Regardless of the age of your children, if you decide to divorce you'll need to bring this to light at some point. The only time this doesn't come into play is if any of your children are too young to understand what is going on.
Far too many people put off estate planning until it's too late. People may tell themselves any number of excuses for avoiding this critical process, such as that their family is still growing and changing or that they don't have enough assets yet to make the process worthwhile. In reality, if you have anyone dependent on you, either a spouse or children, if you have a retirement account or a home, you really need to create a last will and estate plan. After all, you can always review and update your will.
Psychological research has shown time and again that the more time children can spend with both mothers and fathers the better it is for their development. This has prompted Maryland family law courts to support parents seeking joint custody arrangements in which children split their time equally between living at their mother's and father's respective homes.
If the time comes to create a parenting agreement, such as during the mediation process, you need to understand what you should and shouldn't be focusing on. In other words, some details are more important than others.
When two parents divorce or decide to end their relationship, they face the difficult task of working out a parenting agreement and custody plan. In most cases, courts prefer to award joint custody to both parents rather than only to one parent, as long as both parents demonstrate that they can work together to provide a good life for their child.
When you're accused of a DUI, you need to know that the evidence is accurate. If it's not, you face charges for something you may not have even done. For example, if the officer takes a breath sample that says you have a 0.1 percent blood alcohol concentration but your BAC is actually .05, that's a major difference and the difference between a drunk driving charge or going home that night.