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Parents shouldn't neglect themselves during divorce

If you're going through a divorce, you've probably heard a lot of talk about "moving on" from your marriage. However, the end of a marriage is not completely unlike the death of a loved one. Something you held dear is gone. Even if it's ultimately for the best, it's natural to feel grief -- and even go through the stages of grief (starting with denial and ending with acceptance).

Co-parenting: What not to do

Let's be honest: Co-parenting can be hard. You and your ex still have to raise your kids. You both have a right to see them. You have to work together to do this. You can end your marriage, but you can never stop being parents.

Tips for successful supervised visitations

If your visitations with your children are required to be supervised, you likely feel a good deal of pressure to make them go well so that you can eventually be granted unsupervised visitation rights and eventually even shared custody. You may be allowed to have the visits in your home with another adult (a family member or perhaps a social worker or therapist) present. You may have to go to a designated facility where other parents and children are spending time together.

Setting boundaries around your personal life with your co-parent

If you and your spouse continue to have a high-conflict relationship even after you're no longer living together and after the divorce has been finalized, working together as co-parents can be challenging. However, it's essential to find a way to do that if you're sharing custody of your children.

Anna Faris, Chris Pratt: Praised for child custody arrangement

Celebrity couples get divorced just like any other couple in Maryland and elsewhere around the country. Every couple going through a split faces similar issues, including property division, spousal or child support, and child custody. The biggest difference is that celebrities often have every detail of their breakup documented in the media. While most news sources are quick to provide sordid accounts of the messiest marital conflicts, one recent article praised the way one famous couple has continued to co-parent, following their divorce.

Some states considering shared parenting laws for child custody

Couples in Maryland or elsewhere who have gone through a divorce may understand that the Christmas season can be particularly rough when there are children involved. It can be difficult to arrange the celebrations of multiple families while taking the specified visitation schedules of the parents into account. Regardless of the time of year, child custody is of utmost concern to many parents, and reports indicate support is gaining for a newer type of arrangement.

Child custody issues: Shared parenting continuing to gain support

Shared parenting has been a hot topic among divorcing couples with children in Maryland, elsewhere in the country and even around the world. Child custody issues in a divorce are typically among the more hotly debated, since many emotions are involved concerning one's children. Now, many states are recommending that courts start the child custody discussions with the assumption that the children's time will be equally split between the two parents.

Pitt/Jolie still grappling with child custody issue after 2 years

The divorce process for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt started two years ago. Most couples in Maryland or elsewhere around the country would not anticipate that the process would take that long for them. Likely, Jolie and Pitt did not suspect that either; early responses from them indicated that they were anxious to settle their differences and move on. Needless to say, that resolution has not yet occurred. One of the major issues that is still being hotly disputed is that of child custody and how their children should be raised.

Grandparents with child custody seek resource relief

Grandparents have stepped up and welcomed grandkids into their homes, giving them hope for the future and replacing traumatic pasts with love. Grandparents are petitioning the courts for child custody because many parents struggle with drug addiction and are unable to care for their children. In Maryland and other states, grandparents are forgoing retirement plans and working through the legal system to secure custody.

Moms try to regain child custody after treatment

For most women, becoming a mother is the greatest pleasure in life. For some, drug abuse takes precedence over motherhood, and reports show that in 2016, about 92,000 children were taken into child custody because of parental drug abuse. In Maryland and elsewhere, experts say removing a child from its parents can cause trauma even for those very young.

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