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Medical concerns can affect child custody and co-parenting

When two parents separate, typically they will have to continue to work together on some level to co-parent the children. Many of the details of child custody can be handled during the divorce itself, and other details are addressed along the way. Medical issues can also be a disruptor in matters of childcare and custody. Individuals in Wyoming may find themselves facing a similar issue, as some parents have learned to handle both diabetes and divorce.

Child custody should center on well-being of the children

Children need proper care and support in order to thrive and grow into their fullest potential. When a couple is going through a divorce, child custody issues will be one of the many details that will need to be settled. Before the judge weighs in, most families will tentatively decide on a custody arrangement for the meantime. In Wyoming, a parent who is dissolving his or her marriage will likely want to keep the best interests of the children at heart. 

Include special events, like Halloween, into child custody plan

Sharing the care and support of children after a breakup can be a challenging task. When negotiating child custody, most people anticipate and plan for how to handle major holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Other holidays, like Halloween, are not always immediately thought of, but this doesn't mean that parents can't find a solution that works out for everyone. In Wyoming, families may benefit from a few suggestions, as offered in a recent news story. 

Shared child custody may be best solution

Children deserve the very best and most fair treatment possible since they lack control over their lives. A young child is innocent and should be able to focus solely on growth and development so that he or she may thrive as an adult. As divorce becomes a more normalized part of culture, evidence-based research is emerging about how to best support children through divorce. Parents facing child custody questions in Wyoming may be interested to learn about research pointing to the positive benefits of shared custody. 

Both parents important in child custody

New research shows that a child's relationship with mom and dad is equally important. Gone are the days of defaulting to single custody for one parent with visitation for the other. With an important exception for keeping a child away from a parent that is abusive or neglectful, the general rule, borne out by research, is that shared child custody is the best option for the child. Individuals in Wyoming who desire to split caregiving with their ex can take some hope from one scientist's recent research. 

Child custody dispute focuses on private mental health history

If a physician has determined that a person's mental health history does not affect their ability to parent, should that person have to release their health records? That is the question posed in a recent child custody case in which a mother sought full custody of her children. Her husband, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, was reluctant to offer up his full private details. A recent news article shares more details about the unusual custody case that readers in Wyoming may find interesting. 

Shared child custody normalized on children's TV show

Children's television shows can be an important tool to teach kids about a wider range of family arrangements. Traditionally, shows have stayed close to the concept of the nuclear or the blended family. A new Disney show tackles the topic of divorce and shows a family who shares child custody in a mature and peaceful way. For co-parenting families in Wyoming, the show can serve as a way to demonstrate to children that shared child custody can be a normal and healthy way for families to interact. 

Study looks at overnights and child-parent relationships for kids of split parents

The relationship between a parent and a child is an incredibly important one, and it can be impacted by a great many things. This includes what time a child gets with each of their parents if their parents end up splitting. For example, a recent study suggests that whether or not children of split parents have overnights with each of their parents when they are infants or toddlers could have long-term implications on their relationships with their parents.

Co-parenting mistakes to avoid

The period before, during and after divorce can be frustrating and bring about emotional turmoil for the two spouses. In some cases, children will also bear the brunt of the divorce in one way or another. The situation gets more complicated when parents are required to co-parent after they have separated legally.

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