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Elements of a child custody hearing

Parents in El Paso who must attend a child custody hearing should dress professionally and prepare for questions the judge may ask. Examples of these questions might be whether the parent can offer adequate emotional support for the child and what the sleeping arrangements are if the parent has a small living space. The judge might ask a working parent what child care will be available when the child is not in school.

Tips for effective co-parenting after divorce

Divorced parents in Texas should keep several guidelines in mind to make the co-parenting process smoother. The most important thing to remember is that everything should be done with the best interests of the child in mind. Parents need to recognize that even if they consider the other parent unpleasant or incompetent, that individual is still an important figure in the child's life. Only if abuse or other issues affect the child's safety should parents interfere with that relationship.

Tips for keeping both parents in a child's life after divorce

When parents in El Paso get a divorce, they should make an effort to ensure that the child maintains a relationship with both of them unless there is some reason to worry for the child's safety. If one parent thinks the other is a mediocre parent, this is not a sufficient reason. If the parent is abusive or endangers the child's well-being in some other way, such as because of substance abuse, then the other parent might want to limit that parent's access to the child. Otherwise, the child will generally benefit from time with both parents.

Tips for avoiding a custody battle

When parents in El Paso get a divorce, they might be concerned about how it will affect their children. It is important for parents to try to keep their children protected from any conflicts between the two of them. They will also need to make a child custody arrangement or go to court where a judge will order one.

Overcoming divorce during the holidays

The holiday season may not be the best time for Texas residents to go through a divorce or separation. This may be especially true for those who have kids. However, parents should be aware that children generally react in the same general manner as they do. Therefore, it may be possible for adults to have some control over how they and their kids react to the impending change.

Consistency provides peace of mind for kids of divorced parents

In Texas and across the United States, children who split their time between separated parents benefit from the structure and predictability that comes from consistent rules between two residences. While family lawyers do not generally counsel clients on child rearing, assistance is often given to help divorcing parents find common ground and work together in providing guidelines for their child to follow.

Tips for dealing with toxic co-parents

When a Texas couple gets a divorce, the two individuals may still have to work together for some time if they had children. For some parents, this can be extremely difficult especially if the other parent is toxic. While parents can be toxic for a plethora of reasons, including being an abuser, being an addict or being a narcissist, there are some tips available that parents can use to make the situation less stressful.

Parents fearing deportation seek custody arrangements

Texas parents who are undocumented immigrants and who think there's a possibility that they might be deported might want to know how to protect their children. Across the country, parents who feel at risk are turning to child custody orders to ensure that their kids will enjoy stable lives.

What to do to get custody of a sibling

A El Paso resident may be concerned about a younger sibling's safety with the biological parents and wonder how to get custody of the sibling. The first step might be for the person to try to talk to the parents and convince them to give up custody of the child. If the parents do not agree, the older sibling must persuade a court that the child is experiencing abuse or neglect and is in danger. Courts are otherwise reluctant to separate children from their biological parents. If the court is convinced, the older sibling may still struggle to prove independence and the ability to care for the child.

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