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Handling emotions during a custody dispute

There are a variety of challenges parents may face when working through family law matters, from struggling with child support payments or the modification of a child support order to discussing their plans to divorce with their children. However, disputes which involve the custody of a child can be especially difficult for a parent, and children as well. Custody decisions have a major impact on a child's life, from where they spend most of their time to the major influences they are exposed to on a daily basis. From high levels of anxiety to depression and anger, in some cases, the emotional toll of a custody dispute can be overwhelming.

How widespread is poverty among custodial parents?

There are a number of challenges that may arise with respect to child custody, from anxiety about a custody hearing to handling the outcome of a custody dispute. Even after custody matters have been settled, other hardships may arise, such as custodial parents experiencing financial difficulties. These financial problems may be brought on by various problems, from not receiving child support that is owed to significant financial changes following the end of a marriage. Unfortunately, far too many custodial parents find themselves in this position and it is important to understand just how many custodial parents are facing significant financial difficulties.

Child custody and financial instability

When it comes to child custody decisions, there are a plethora of factors that courts will review. For example, the court may consider a child's relationship with each parent and other factors that will be used to determine which outcome would serve the best interests of a child. However, there are other factors that could have an impact on a custody ruling, such as a parent's financial circumstances. For parents, divorce can bring many changes in life and even problems, in some instances, but it is essential to be prepared for custody hearings and other critical issues.

International custody sometimes calls for extreme measures

When you have a child, there are so many moments you cherish. From tucking them in bed at night to their first day of school, each memory you make together holds a place in your heart and theirs. Even though the bond between parent and child knows no boundaries, being 5,000 miles apart can put a strain on the relationship. Being separated from your child is the reality that countless parents face when facing an international custody battle.

What are some consequences of failing to pay child support?

For those who do not make child support payments, a myriad of challenges can arise. Failing to pay child support can make life difficult for custodial parents and children, of course, but it can also create many problems for non-custodial parents who cannot pay or choose not to pay. For example, a parent who has fallen behind on his or her child support payments might face arrest, have an incredible amount of stress, face financial penalties, and suffer irreparable damage to their reputation. However, the ramifications of back child support can create many other problems, some of which are not as obvious.

The end of marriage and child relocation

Deciding to bring your marriage to an end may be tough, but there are times when couples realize that moving forward is necessary. Sometimes, the divorce process is relatively straightforward, while others, such as those who have children, may run into a number of challenges concerning family law. From child support to a custody dispute, legal issues involving children are often quite emotional and can have a significant impact on the futures of parents and children alike. Moreover, a parent may have uncertainty or concerns about relocating with their child after they have split up in Federal Way, or another Washington city.