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A co-parenting plan can be important after divorce

It's no secret that North Carolina divorces can get pretty messy when children are involved. While both parents may care deeply about the best interests of their children, it can be very difficult for divorcing spouses to come to an agreement on a number of contentious issues. Most parents are dedicated to having the highest possible amount of time with their children. Absent of abuse, it's important to support a child's close relationships with both parents.

Child custody battle comes to an end for "Gotham" star

For parents ending their marriage in North Carolina, the key concern they have may be maintaining a close relationship with their children. Parenting arrangements, including child custody and visitation, can be extremely important in protecting the parent-child relationship as well as a source of contentious disputes during the divorce process. These concerns shared by millions of parents are not foreign to celebrities and other high-profile figures.

Shared parenting on the rise in child custody arrangements

Shared parenting may be one option for parents in North Carolina who are getting a divorce and who must negotiate a child custody agreement. These types of arrangements are becoming increasingly popular as fathers want to become more involved in their children's lives, and a number of state legislatures are considering bills that will make it the default arrangement. While it is is supported by fathers' rights groups, some legal organizations and women's rights groups are against it.

Unique child custody plans can help kids during divorce

Parents in North Carolina who are planning for divorce may be looking for child custody solutions that honor the role of both parents and keep a child's life as undisturbed as possible. Despite the rocky roads that lead to divorce, some parents place a priority on retaining an amicable relationship for the benefit of the children. These couples often seek custody plans that keep both parents fully connected to their children's lives.

Custodial mothers and fathers with child support payments

For custodial parents in North Carolina, there are a number of ways that a child support enforcement agency might try to get a parent to pay support. There was an increase in child support collections from $21 billion to $31.6 billion from 2001 to 2012.

Is co-parenting possible after abusive marriages?

Some marriages in North Carolina are violent. After parents leave violent marriages, they may be concerned about co-parenting their children with their ex-spouses. Researchers recently looked at co-parenting during the first year following the divorces of those whose marriages had been violent.

A parenting plan can help keep divorced dads connected

Many North Carolina dads headed toward divorce are particularly worried about losing their close connection to their children. In fact, some stay in marriages that they otherwise would have left long before in order to protect their relationships with their kids. While divorce can be a daunting time for everyone involved, it does not have to mean a reduced relationship or closeness with one's children.

Keeping parenting disputes out of court

After a divorce, North Carolina families must face the daunting challenge of living in separate households. Children must deal with the emotional strain of two separate homes and the breaking of their once secure family. Parents have a responsibility during this time to make this transition as easy as possible for children. Parents often feel the urge to take their parenting issues and disagreements back to court, but this doesn't always work the way they envision. Instead, parents should seek other means to provide the support and consistency their children need to adapt to post-divorce life.

Shared parenting can benefit family relationships after divorce

Child custody can be a difficult challenge for divorcing parents in North Carolina. Some of the difficulties can be attributed to the current U.S. family court system, which often tends to default to giving the mother sole or primary physical custody.

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