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How should I deal with teenage behavior problems?

Most teenagers exhibit behavioral issues, but these problems are often exacerbated after a divorce. It's easy for parents to become frustrated when a teenager acts out, but many issues can be mitigated by taking the right approach. If you're dealing with a troublesome teen, Psychology Today offers the following advice. 

Family law issues and your child’s emotions

From a child’s parents filing for divorce to a bitter custody dispute and financial issues stemming from child support payments (for custodial parents as well as those who are obligated to make payments), there are many different family law matters that can be difficult for parents and their children to deal with. If your child is having difficulty with some of the family law issues that you are going through, it is important to make their emotional well-being a priority, even if you are dealing with many challenges of your own.

Disabilities and child custody disputes

There are all sorts of different factors that can affect how child custody is awarded. Sometimes, these factors are completely out of a parent’s control. Unlike drug addiction and financial irresponsibility, some people are disabled, and this could have an impact on their ability to secure custody. Even though those who are disabled are protected from discrimination in many areas, it is important to realize that a parent’s physical and mental well-being can affect their ability to have custody of their child. Therefore, if you are physically or mentally disabled and you are preparing for a custody dispute, you should take this into consideration beforehand.

Developing a healthy plan for long-distance parenting

After your Texas divorce, it may have taken you a while to get used to a new routine with your child. However, new changes are in the works, and you will soon be moving to a new town. At W. Tyler Moore, PC, we help parents modify possession and access schedules that allow them to maintain a strong parent-child bond.

How can I prepare for a child custody case?

A child custody case is often intimidating for parents. You obviously want to present yourself in the best possible light, but you also want to refrain from bad-mouthing the other parent, which most courts look down upon. To ensure you're properly prepared for your case, Very Well Family offers the following advice. 

Can you relearn how to communicate with your ex?

When the relief of finally being separated from your ex and on the road to divorce has begun to settle in, you may breathe a sigh of relief at the thought that you will not need to communicate much more. However, if the two of you have shared children together in Texas, it might be worth your while to reassess your initial thoughts. 

Do I need a guardianship for a mentally ill relative?

There are guardians of the person and guardians of the estate.  Both guardianships are legally complicated, time consuming, and potentially expensive. This blog discusses guardianship of the person.  

How can you make visitation go more smoothly?

For both children and parents, visitation is crucial to preserving a sense of connectedness both during and after divorce. However, for many Texas divorcees, it can take some time to get to the point where visitation is actually effective. In the immediate aftermath of divorce, visitation is a frequent source of conflict in which parents focus more on punishing each other than they do on the well-being of their children. If you and your spouse have recently parted ways, and if you want visitation to work, there are certain steps you can take to make visitation successful for everyone.

How your child's situation plays into the custody arrangement

Arranging a child custody agreement may quite possibly be the most challenging part of finalizing your divorce in Texas. Often, you may find that you are at odds when it comes to agreeing with your ex about who should assume the primary care of the children you share together. At W. Tyler Moore, PC, we understand the challenges that divorcees face in planning their future. 

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