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Grandparents' visitation rights after divorce

Grandparents often have just as strong of a connection with children than the parents themselves. Louisiana law recognizes the strength of this bond, as well as its importance in the proper upbringing of a child. However, courts do not typically grant the right to visit with a grandchild automatically during a divorce.

What is required to relocate with your child after a divorce?

Sharing parenting duties of a child after a divorce is often a difficult thing to get used to. If you were granted custody of your child by a Louisiana court, then that means you have the legal right to make decisions for that child. It also means your child probably lives with you most of the time. As can happen, there may come a time when you need to move. Since you are under court orders in regards to the custody of your child, it is important to understand the rules pertaining to relocation.

Can divorce be good for the kids?

While it is commonly believed that Louisiana divorce is very harmful to children, there may be some situations where it is actually a good thing. Ideally, you probably want to give your children a home with two parents. However, sometimes the trade off to make that happen creates a destructive environment where a separation would be much better. The Huffington Post explains that children need a peaceful home environment, which may only be possible through a divorce.

Can bird's nest co-parenting work for you?

One of the biggest hurdles in an divorce in Louisiana is figuring out a parenting plan. Trying to decide who lives where and what the visitation schedule will be can cause a lot of stress, not only for you and your spouse but also for your children. There is one concept, noted by Psychology Today, that may help make the situation easier on the children and this is bird's nest co-parenting.

Can I refuse visitations for unpaid child support?

When you get divorced and have children, you will end up dealing with child support and custody issues. This is a natural part of the process. While the court initially sets up agreements between you and your spouse, the administration of those agreements may not fall to the court. The court will still manage custody matters, including visitation, but it is the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services that handles child support. As explained by Very Well Family, child support and visitation are two different matters. One does not affect the other, so you cannot stop visitation rights because child support is not paid.

Child custody complications require Senate candidates to relocate

When two parents in Louisiana make the decision to separate and get a divorce, it is not uncommon for them to face significant stress when the time comes to make decisions regarding the custody of their children. Things can become increasingly complex depending on the age of the children, their involvement in extra-curricular activities and the relationships they have with each parent. Often, reaching a final decision about the placement of a couple's children require both to be flexible and patient. When parents are unable to reach amicable agreements, the result is often a prolonged process that is lengthened by contention and strife. 

How can you effectively prepare for child custody discussions?

If you and your spouse have decided to pursue a divorce in the state of Louisiana, you have a series of important decisions to make in the near future. Some of the choices you will need to make may involve things regarding finances, property distribution and the custody of your children. Discussions where child custody agreements are formed will undoubtedly be some of the most important to you. Effectively preparing for a successful discussion that leads to an arrangement that benefits both parties, is doable with the application of a few basic practices. 

Can you make joint custody a positive experience for your child?

Your decision to divorce your spouse was probably not made without a lot of thought, anticipation and questioning. As you may know, the process of divorce in Louisiana requires time and careful attention to create a beneficial outcome for both you and your ex. However, this process may be increasingly difficult if you and your spouse have had a child together. Fortunately, by remembering and implementing some valuable suggestions, you can create a joint custody experience that is positive and rewarding for everyone involved. 

Protecting children during the process of divorce

For many Louisiana couples, divorce is a final alternative to other methods of resolving marital conflict. While it may be an effective tool to regain peace, and end an unproductive relationship, it can also be time consuming, expensive and emotionally exhausting. Unfortunately, in situations where a couple has had children together, getting a divorce can be an even bigger challenge as children are stuck in the middle and left trying to piece together their new normal. 

My ex-partner is violating our child custody order; what do I do?

Many parents in Louisiana are not aware that although they are no longer together, they are forever connected through their kids. Failed relationships and divorce do not excuse them from following the law. No matter how much they may not agree with their child custody agreements, they are legally binding. Failure to follow them can result in legal complications and the loss of visitation rights.