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What should you do when kids want their other parent?

When parents separate or divorce, it's not unusual for kids to want to be with whichever parent they're away from at any given time. Depending on their age, this can manifest itself in crying, temper tantrums or locking themselves in their room.

What to do when communicating with your co-parent is difficult

When you're in the midst of a painful separation or divorce, communicating in a civil manner with your co-parent can be challenging. However, the two of you need to maintain some sort of communications regarding your children, no matter how challenging it may be for you.

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.

Problems occur when a parent abducts a child

Parents who aren't in a relationship any longer must abide by the terms of their child custody order. When a parent absconds with a child, the parent is said to have abducted the child. This is a very serious matter that usually involves investigations by law enforcement offices.

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