Divorce is incredibly difficult, but it is important for you to keep in mind how your breakup is affecting your children. As a father, the best interest of your children is always your top priority. You should never lose sight of that. After divorce, your children count on you more …CONTINUE READING
Can a Child Choose to Live with the Non-Custodial Parent?
Question: How old must a child be in order to choose which parent he or she wants to live with? If a child decides to live with the non-custodial parent, is there anything the custodial parent can do to stop that child from doing so?CONTINUE READING
Understanding the Disneyland Dad
By Katie Davis “You’re such a Disneyland Dad.” The term is thrown around quite a bit. Now, we even hear the term “Disneyland Mom” as well. But what does it really mean? Is it only used with feelings of resentment, or does it represent something bigger? Actually, this term has …CONTINUE READING
Divorce Finances: How Do Arrears Change If You Become the Custodial Parent?
Question: Currently, I am a non-custodial parent with thousands of dollars in arrears. In August of 2014, I will have physical custody of my son. After I’ve become the custodial parent, do I still have to pay arrears? Will my ex-wife now have to pay support?CONTINUE READING
Child Support Payments: How Much is Too Much?
By Julie Garrison In the State of California, a noncustodial dad making $3,000 a month may have to pay nearly half of what he makes in court-ordered support for his three children. In other states, the scenario is similar. The payment amount is based on each parent’s income and the …CONTINUE READING
Options If Denied Telephone Access To Your Children
Question: My ex-wife’s new husband has cut off my access to my children and stated if I want to speak to them then all calls and communication must go through him. There is nothing in our custody agreement regarding phone access, however I do not live in the same state …CONTINUE READING
Requesting Custody During A Visitation Hearing
Question: Can I request custody during a visitation hearing?CONTINUE READING
What Should Be Covered in a Parenting Plan?
By Julie Garrison Special to DadsDivorce.com If you have children, you will be required to prepare a parenting plan with your soon-to-be ex-wife. This is a good idea for many reasons. You will have your child custody arrangement and time allotment with your children spelled out on paper. Gone are …CONTINUE READING
5 Rules To Swapping Parenting Time
By Erik Carter Cordell & Cordell Divorce Attorney The custodial parent has custody of the child subject to the other parent’s parenting time rights. This means that the non-custodial parent has the right to the children during their specified parenting time; any other time must be by agreement with the …CONTINUE READING
A Better Alternative To Phone Calls With Your Children
By Erik Carter Cordell & Cordell Divorce Attorney Face-to-face parenting time is what every non-custodial father wants with his children. There is nothing like looking in your child’s eyes, seeing laughter and joy on his or her face, and hearing and seeing them laugh. The best way to do this …CONTINUE READING