Protecting your parenting time rights is essential

Parents who choose to raise a child separately often face numerous conflicts over sticking to their custody order. Unfortunately, some parents seem to believe that custody orders are a strong suggestion from the court, not legally binding orders. While it is normal for most parents to run into unavoidable scheduling issues from time to time, some parents push the issue. They wish to see what they can get away with. They want to gain more time with the child or punish the other parent. This behavior is not only unacceptable on a personal level, it is also illegal. It may result in loss of privileges by the offending parent. Does the other parent steal your time with your child? Broadly speaking, there are two forms of parenting time interference, both direct and indirect. Direct interference occurs when one parent physically prevents the other parent from spending their court-ordered time with … Continue reading Protecting your parenting time rights is essential

Top tips for asking your spouse for a divorce

You’ll have many difficult conversations in your life, but if you find yourself asking your spouse for a divorce it’ll probably move to the top of the list of challenging talks. There is nothing easy about this, even if your spouse knows it’s coming. Despite the difficulties, there are many things you can do to ease your stress and push the conversation forward in an efficient and productive manner. Here are some top tips to keep in mind: Prepare for everything: You don’t know what your spouse will say or do, so you need to prepare for anything and everything. If you neglect to do this, you could be caught off guard during the conversation, and that’s not something you need. Choose the right time and place: There is more to asking for a divorce than blurting it out at dinner, leaving the house and hoping that everything works out. … Continue reading Top tips for asking your spouse for a divorce