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Tips for making blended families work

Families are different these days in that many couples are living together with children from previous relationships. This different family dynamic can cause quite a bit of strain because parents (and step-parents) may be unsure about how much involvement they should have in disciplining children. They may also be insecure about treating children differently.

Tips for dating after divorce if you have children

After a divorce, dating may seem like a perpetual taboo if you have children. After all, they grew up with two people that they are emotionally connected to, and they are not necessarily as ready to move on as you may be. Also, they may be holding out hope that you and your ex may get back together. (Remember, many children feel as if their parents' break up is their fault). With that said, dating after a divorce may not be an easy transition.

What should grandparents do during a divorce?

Grandparents can feel as if they are in no win situations when grandchildren are caught in the throes of divorce. Do they decide to intervene, or should they stay away and let the parents work things out? This can be especially difficult if a grandparent has an established relationship with a child, and can no longer spend time with him (or her) because of a parent's angst.

What courts consider in Texas move away cases

One of the sad facts about divorce is that one of the parents will decide to create a new life for themselves (and the child) in another state. This may happen when unmarried parents decide to end their relationship as well, but the unfortunate reality is the same: one parent moves on with the child, and the other is relegated to being a part-time parent.

How a grandparent can influence a child

The notion of a child being raised by a grandparent is nothing new. In fact, the old adage "it takes a village to raise a child" implicitly means that grandparents can take an active role in molding a child. More than seven million children across the United States are raised by at least one grandparent, and a number of prominent Americans, including Jack Nicholson, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama were raised by grandparents.

Religious disputes and child custody. What can a parent do?

Money and property can make divorces messy, but disputes over custody and parenting time can make them unbearable. This is especially true when divorcing parents in Texas have different views (and practices) on religion. When a parent wants to move on and start a new life with their children in tow, chances are they begin to practice a new religion. This move can certainly irritate an ex-spouse, and lead to post-decree motions over where the children can attend church and what religion they can practice.

Disputes where courts will intervene

In our last post, we discussed situations where frustrated parents may seek to have court intervention to resolve issues with a difficult parent. While they may seem like problems that a Texas family court judge should resolve, the reality is that many problems surrounding differing rules between parents' homes, a parent's choices in entertainment, or new love interests in their lives will not merit a hearing.

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