If you are trying to navigate your divorce and all its complications, you may struggle to be an active father. It may be difficult to communicate with your child while you are dealing with legal, emotional and financial distractions. However, it is vital to maintain a good parent-child relationship, no matter how custody proceedings play out.
Parenting is filled with challenges in even the most ideal situations. When parents divorce, the complications of raising children can pile high.
We are in the middle of perhaps the best Butler County season. Summertime's warm days are long, children are out of school and people are outdoors enjoying picnics, sports, fireworks and more.
It is sometimes fun to think of favorite movies, breaking them into various genres and styles. Is the original "Star Wars" the best science fiction movie ever or does it more properly fall into the action genre? Which is the best thriller, the scariest horror movie and the best example of film noir, comedy and romance?
Which cities do you think of when someone mentions the divorce capitals of the U.S.? Las Vegas is probably near the top of many lists. Reno could be up there, along with other places associated fairly or unfairly with quick endings to marriages.
There's sometimes a very negative perception of divorce when it relates to children. Although we can agree that divorce can be more challenging when children are involved, it doesn't mean that parents cannot find healthy and meaningful ways of interacting with their children during the process. When parents take a proactive approach and keep communication lines open with their children, children can thrive despite the split.
Every parent agrees that the most important people in their lives are their children. That is why it is so important for parents to do all they can to protect their kids as they together navigate the emotional and legal challenges of divorce.
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many Butler County shops and stores. But things slow down at family court in the weeks leading up to the holidays. That's because many parents who are contemplating divorce try to put their differences aside until a new year has been rung in.
Everyone understands that divorce can be one of the most trying experiences a person can go through. It can be filled with anger, resentment and deep disagreements over child custody, property division and more.
"Desperate times call for desperate measures." No one knows exactly where the phrase comes from, but it is used to rationalize a wide variety of actions in everything from football to politics to war and beyond.