One of the primary challenges that Virginia parents face is helping their children get used to the idea of dividing time between Mom and Dad - and living in two households. It is difficult for children to feel at home in two places at first, while they grow accustomed to life post-divorce.
Regardless of whether the divorce was amicable or not, co-parenting after a divorce can be a complicated matter.
The global pandemic has caused an undue amount of stress for many people. In many cases, this stress is emotional, physical and even financial. After all, many people across Virginia might have been furloughed or lost their jobs due to business closures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased stress levels for families across the globe and divorced parents face particular challenges during this time. On top of the health concerns for their children and themselves, the normal custody exchange can become a complicated matter.
In Virginia, both parents are responsible for supporting their children financially. That is why non-custodial parents often must pay child support for any minor children they have.
No matter what the custody schedule is, transferring custody from one parent to the other parent and missing time with their children can be emotionally difficult - especially when the whole family is still adjusting to the new custody arrangement post-divorce.
As summer fast approaches, parents must once again prepare to have their children home full-time.
Getting a divorce is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult if children are involved. Even though you will no longer be in a romantic relationship with your ex, the parental relationship will continue. The level of involvement will vary for each couple, but those who choose to co-parent will likely communication often.
Virginia parents who are going through a divorce might worry about how it will affect their children. Maintaining a functional co-parenting relationship is possible, but it requires the parties to try to work together.
Although child custody disputes that play out in court are meant to find an arrangement that supports the best interests of the children involved, oftentimes they devolve into presentations meant to cast the other parent in as unfavorable of a light as possible.