People often say that marriage is about compromise. In that same vein, it could be said that divorce is about negotiation. Unless you litigate your divorce, you can expect to negotiate nearly every aspect of your divorce, from child custody to property division. As such, improving your negotiation skills can be of benefit to you as you navigate this challenging process.
Getting divorced does not make anyone less of a parent. It does not change your parental rights and it is not an indication that you do not love your children.
This summer, you may have plans to relax, take a vacation and enjoy more family time. However, these plans -- and much more -- can be turned upside down if you get involved in a serious dispute over custody of your child.
Even though a vacation might sound like an opportunity to relax and have fun, any parent knows that it can be stressful to prepare for one.
When you are a parent going through a divorce, you are likely worried how this will affect your children. Maybe you and your soon-to-be ex have a great relationship, or maybe the split was contentious. Either way, dividing custody can be difficult. You both want to protect the children, but you may have different ideas about what that means.