In part three of our three-part exploration of child custody modifications, we will look at the changing needs of the child. Of course, the needs of the child are the most important consideration in custody modifications, but most modification petitions are a result of something changing with the parents (changes in living arrangements, changes in a parent's ability to care for a child, relocations, etc.).
In a recent blog, we discussed child custody modifications for parental relocation. When a parent moves to another location, it changes the details of custody and visitation and often requires a modification of custody and visitation.
Parents of teenagers in Georgia know just how emotional their children can be at this age can be. While at the height of their need thus far to pull away from moms and dads to establish their own identities, teens simultaneously continues to need parental love, support and stability. A divorce can rock a teenager's world. How can parents help their kids at this age through such an event?
Are you the divorcing or separating parent in Georgia of a child under the age of five? If so, you will want to learn how to best help your child during the transitions that he or she will be experiencing as you get separated or divorced from your child's other parent. Even with a limited ability to understand what is happening, your child will be keenly aware of the fact that life is changing.
Are you the parent of a child with Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder in Georgia? Are you also considering a divorce or perhaps have already embarked on a path toward divorce? If so, you will no doubt want to learn how to help your ADHD child during the divorce process.
As many Georgia high school seniors start receiving their college acceptance letters this time of year, their parents are left to figure out how to fund their educational needs. When parents are divorced or are starting down the path toward divorce, this issue can become trickier.
If you are in the midst of a divorce in Georgia and you have minor children, you will want to understand how the state approaches child custody decisions. Of all of the aspects of your divorce, those directly involving your children may well cause you the most angst. Having a good idea of what is involved here will be important as you move through the process.
Are you one of the many Georgia parents who is facing an impending divorce? If so, you no doubt have a myriad of questions surrounding the future of your time and relationship with your children. Understanding how the state approaches child custody is essential for you as you navigate through the divorce process.
January is a time that many Georgia residents start to think about their prior year's tax returns. If you are one of the people in Georgia who got divorced last year, preparing and filing your 2016 tax return will be different than in prior years. You will likely have new questions and things to think about when filing your return. In addition to collecting your income information, you may need to understand how your child support payments might impact your taxes.
Georgia moms and dads who must raise their children with a former spouse or partner know the ongoing challenge that doing this well can really be. Clearly couples that were unable to remain together in their relationships are likely to have troubles working collaboratively to raise their children after a split. However, it can be done and the benefit to children is known and more than worth the effort.