Trying to obtain custody of your child can be a frustrating situation. You and your ex-spouse may not get along, but most courts will still want you to share custody in a fair way. After all, even though your relationship with your ex-spouse is not good, that doesn't mean that your child's relationship with them is also bad.
Co-parenting is stressful on many fronts. Not only do you feel the pressure of doing what's best for your children, but you may also have concerns about parenting alongside your ex-spouse.
It sounds easy enough to exchange custody of your children with your ex-spouse but when you come face-to-face with this situation, it's anything but that.
Child custody matters are complex. There are a substantial number of considerations courts need to take when making rulings.
Summer break is now in full swing, and kids have been out of school for several weeks. If you are a divorced or divorcing parent sharing custody, summer can be a frustrating time. On one hand, it provides great opportunities to go on family vacations and give the kids unique experiences like summer camps. On the other hand, it may mean regularly doing custody exchanges with your co-parent or getting into disagreements about last-minute changes to the schedule.
During a divorce, one spouse usually moves out of the family home just before or just after filing the petition for divorce. But, should the kids move as well? The decision to relocate could have a serious impact on your case.