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Why verbal abuse is often not considered in custody cases

If a child has been or is being physically or sexually abused by a parent (or the other parent has alleged such abuse), that will obviously play a large role in determining if the offending parent will have any custody or visitation rights to the child. However, sadly, family law judges are less likely to consider verbal abuse when making custody decisions.

Telling your grandchildren that you're divorcing

When people divorce in their later decades, they are likely to face an issue they hadn't anticipated -- breaking the news to their grandchildren. Even though many kids today have friends whose grandparents are divorced, when it happens in their own family, it can be highly unsettling.

Is 'bird nesting' a custody option worth considering?

For many children of divorce, one of the most stressful things they have to deal with is moving back and forth between their parents' homes, particularly if their parents have fairly equal physical custody. Even if their parents try to ensure that they have clothing, electronics and/or treasured toys in both residences, they may still feel like they don't have one true home to call their own.

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