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What should divorcing parents of teenagers keep in mind?

Raising a teenage child can be challenging at times, but spending time with your teen will also be a lot of fun. As a single parent, you will want to make the most of your parenting time to ensure that you don't miss out on these vital years with your child.

Parental communication: How to resolve post-divorce disputes

If you're going through a divorce and will soon be a single parent, you probably have a lot questions about the drafting of your parenting plan and what kinds of provisions you should include in it. One important issue that you will definitely want to address in your parenting plan – but many couples don't consider – is the way you and your ex will resolve disputes and arguments.

Grandparent visitation rights in Maryland

As a grandparent, you are in love with your grandchildren. The relationship you enjoy with them is particularly special because you get to completely enjoy your grandchildren in a carefree way that you didn't get to experience when you were raising your own kids -- and this is one of the most important benefits of being a grandparent.

Child custody: When parents decide

When two spouses have children together -- and they're in the process of getting a divorce -- the preferable way to resolve child custody decisions is out of court. Court proceedings take a long time, they're costly and they're often stressful. Conversely, parents can stay in control of the outcome of their child custody arrangements by negotiating together and coming to a decision on their own.

India pressured to sign international child abduction treaty

The Hague Convention was created in response to the problem of parents absconding with their children to other countries without the other parent's approval. These international child abduction cases can be difficult for parents to navigate due to the differences in child custody laws between nations.

Parenting provisions: Supporting parent-child relationships

Parenting provisions are special agreements and special language that parents can include in their child custody agreements. These provisions offer further solidification and clarity as to specific areas of interest of the parents in relation to the way they will be raising their children together.

How to keep a child custody visitation journal

A lot of different kinds of family law disputes can arise after you have finalized your divorce agreement and parenting plan. The other parent, for example, might accuse you of not fulfilling your parental responsibilities. The other parent might say that you aren't a fit parent and try to take your child custody rights away from you. This is a terrifying circumstance, but if you're appropriately prepared, you may have a better chance of winning such a challenge.

How do I know what my total income is for child support?

When a Maryland court decides how much a parent will pay in child support each month, it will primarily review the parent's income. However, it may not be entirely obvious what constitutes as income and what does not. Here is a detailed list of potential income sources that Maryland courts will likely consider in your case:

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