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How Divorced Parents can work together to Help Their Children Cope with Back to School

Going back to school each fall is always a stressful time in a child's life. That stress can often spill over to the child's parents, especially if they are newly divorced. In order to make the transition back to school go more smoothly for their child, divorced parents will need to decide how to handle certain issues. Let's take a look at some ways divorced parents working together can help their child go back to school:

Be Careful with Your Finances during Divorce

Perhaps the most distressful time in a person's life is when a spouse asks for a divorce. Despite the emotional drain, each partner must consider how he or she will move forward as a single person. Living expenses and debts continue even if you believe life has ended.

How to Break the News about Your Divorce

After you and your spouse have decided on divorce, you will have to deal with the other people in your circle who will be affected by the change in relationship. Although delivering the news may seem like a daunting task, you can get through the experience by putting yourself in the position of those receiving this unsettling information.

Skype Parenting

The Internet has completely revolutionized the way that people communicate with one another. There is no better example of this than the instant messaging and video chatting service known as Skype. It is used by millions of people every day in dozens of countries. It can be used as strictly an instant messaging service for people who are using the Skype app on their smartphone. However, if both people have a webcam and a microphone, they will be able to see and talk to each other with perfect clarity.

Military Appreciation Month

The U.S. armed forces serve in a variety of capacities all over the world. Many times, their vigilant work goes unnoted and unrewarded. Military Appreciation Month was instituted to show our service people, those that have served in the past and those serving today, that the country honors their service to the nation and the many sacrifices they and their families undergo to keep the United States both strong and free.

Summer Visitation

Separation and divorce involve more than the husband and wife; when they are also parents, that bond continues for life. The children in a divorce share the difficulties of separated households for parents. Divorce decrees provide for custody and often leave the non-custodial parent with visitation.

Bode Miller and Child Custody

While most Olympians are making headlines for their athleticism, Olympic skier Bode Miller has been making headlines due to the unique custody battle regarding his young son. Few athletes have faced as much personal turmoil as Miller and this current case could serve as a precedent for future custody battles between unmarried parents. Read on to learn about this interesting situation of Bode Miller's and the impact of this case on custody decisions all across the nation.

Texas Divorce and Child Custody Temporary Hearing

The laws that govern divorce and marital relations are, for the most part, state laws. State laws authorize marriage and with rare exceptions control all aspects of divorce proceedings. As such, divorce and custody laws vary from state to state. However, across the United States a common theme has emerged from the consensus of laws and court decisions that interpret them. The dominant principle is that the welfare of dependent children is the most significant factor when deciding issues in dissolution of a marriage. Texas Courts have broad powers to protect dependent children, and they include awards of child custody and support payments from the non-custodial spouse.