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Parental relocation in Maryland

While a divorce can indeed bring with it a sense of finality, it does not necessarily signal the end of the feelings that a couple may feel towards each other; rather, those the nature of those emotions is what changes. Many may find these emotions too difficult to deal with while they are still in close proximity to their ex-spouses, and thus may want to try to move away from Bowie in an attempt to move on with their lives. Indeed, according to Move.org, a change in marital status ranks among the top 10 reasons why people relocate. Yet moving away can be difficult when a divorced couple has children together. 

How should I dress for my custody hearing?

While it might seem like an unimportant factor in winning a child custody case, how you dress on the day of the hearing can have a real impact on your chances of success. The clothes you wear will make an impression on the judge before you even begin speaking, which is why attorneys urge their clients to dress correctly. To help you do so, Very Well Family offers the following tips. 

Is joint-custody a better option?

Whether you have recently filed for divorce or you are simply considering the idea, there are many issues that arise. One of the most important is that of child custody and how you and your spouse will continue raising your children once you are separated. Traditionally, the child is put in the sole physical custody of one parent, and the non-custodial parent is given a visitation schedule. However, studies show that children who are raised in joint-custody arrangements may have advantages over those who are raised in sole-custody households.

How can I make my co-parenting experience easier?

Having the right mindset is key to succeeding in many areas of life, but when you are going through a difficult arrangement, such as co-parenting with a former spouse, suddenly it is not easy to stay upbeat and focused. However, making sure your child has a healthy upbringing in Maryland even if you and your spouse are no longer together is important for your offspring’s future. That is why you should separate your ex-spouse’s performance as a wife or husband from the spouse’s ability to function as a parent.

Understanding a child's best interests

The phrase "best interest of the child" is one many Maryland residents recognize. However, this step in the child custody process is not always easy to determine. While a separation alone is hard enough on a family, deciding where a child will spend time can also prove a mountainous task. Whether it is the stage of informing a child of a divorce, working through disagreements with an ex-spouse or reconsidering pre-existing child custody arrangements, parents can turn to a number of resources to make the process smoother.

How can I make co-parenting easier?

In a world driven by technology, it is not surprising to learn there are websites that can help you and your family navigate the emotionally charged aftermath of divorce and child custody in Maryland. For some, it may be a business, but there are also real people who really care about what you may be going through and want to help. Regardless of their intent, these sites offer an easier way to deal with ex-spouses, which can make your life a little easier too.

Common child custody disputes

A divorce can affect families in a number of different ways, and each situation may differ greatly from the next. For Maryland ex-spouses navigating child custody, just one speed bump in the process can create a mountain of stress; not to mention, the wellbeing of children involved remains a top but overwhelming priority. Below are some of the most common child custody disagreements, and ways parents can best address them.

What if child custody issues cross international borders?

As the world continues to become a more inter-connected global society, international marriages have become more common. However, an upsurge in international relationships and marriages also has resulted in an increase in international child custody disputes. If you have recently divorced from your partner and they have taken your children out of the country against your will, or you fear that they may do so, here is what you need to know to help protect your children and resolve issues.

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