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Determining child custody during the holiday season

California residents may have different experiences during the holiday season. For some, it may represent a time of fun with friends and family members. For others, however, it can represent a time of stress and drama. Those who have been divorced may have the additional challenge of figuring out what to do with the children. In some cases, the courts don't have enough time to help families resolve issues related to parenting and custody issues.

Star may represent self in upcoming custody proceedings

Tyrese fans in California who have been following the celebrity's posts on social media may want to know more about the status of his child custody case. According to one entertainment news outlet, media posted to Instagram concerning the situation have led some followers to question the artist's mental health and the state of his finances. On Nov. 13, reports surfaced suggesting that Tyrese might act as his own attorney in upcoming child custody proceedings.

Tips for planning a co-parenting plan that works

California parents of minor children must develop a custody or visitation arrangement as part of a divorce. Long-term thinking is essential when negotiating this agreement. Careful consideration of each parent's work schedule and the children's school and extracurricular activities could help a person avoid agreeing to a schedule that proves unworkable and results in going back to court to make adjustments.

Shared custody benefits well-being of children

Courts guided by old attitudes about children needing to be solely with their mothers continue to grant women full physical custody of children in over 80 percent of custody disputes decided by judges. Researchers, however, have identified shared custody as the ideal, and parents in California facing the possibility of a legal battle over their children should understand that children benefit from relationships with both parents.

Parents and experts increasingly lean toward joint custody

The best interests of children in California are generally represented by shared parenting and joint physical custody when their parents divorce, according to a growing body of research and expert opinion on child development. Such an arrangement can help to ensure that the parents have roughly an equal amount time with their children on an ongoing and regular basis.

Nesting as an alternative child custody arrangement

Although a divorce can be difficult for California parents, the process can also be very hard for the children. especially if there are many changes to their family suddenly occurring. In the past, the children usually remained with their mother and saw their father every weekend or every other weekend. However, some alternative child custody arrangements are becoming more popular.

How a child's opinion influences custody

Whether divorcing California parents figure out child custody matters on their own or a judge decides, their children sometimes have different ideas. Depending on a child's age and maturity level, he or she may have the opportunity to provide input about a living situation to the court.

Keeping a divorce about the children

For some California couples, filing for divorce can be an explosive event, especially if there are kids involved. Some parents become wrapped up in the actual process, which can have a negative impact on the kids. However, there are some ways that parents can put the children first during the divorce so that they remain happy and healthy, even as the family dynamic changes.

About child custody exchanges

California parents who have to negotiate custody and visitation agreements after their marriage has come to an end often find that it can be very contentious. Even if other issues that are common during a divorce, such as financial matters, may be relatively easy to resolve, coming to an agreement on terms for parenting arrangements can be difficult.

The benefits of co-parenting and parenting rules

Negotiations over delicate matters like asset division and alimony often become heated when couples in California and around the country choose to end their marriages, but cooler heads usually prevail even in the most acrimonious of divorces when the issues being discussed are child custody and visitation. Divorced parents who agree on very little will for the most part desire what is best for their children, and accepting that their former spouses mean well and act with the best of intentions plays an important role in achieving this goal.

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