Custody Advice

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Co-parenting involves working with your ex to raise your child.

Parallel parenting
Parallel parenting lets both parents be involved in their child's life but interact with each other minimally.

Single parenting
Single parenting puts one parent in charge of providing all or the vast majority of their child's care.

Alternative dispute resolution: How to avoid custody court
Ways to decide custody outside of a courtroom.

Understanding 3 types of child custody orders
In custody cases, court orders mandate who must care for a child and how. Here are the three types of orders that arise in custody cases.

Temporary parenting plans and schedules
Information about making a temporary parenting plan and custody schedule.

People to know in a child custody case
Custody cases can involve many professionals. Learn about the key players.

Where to begin:

Child custody advice
Common custody terms, getting started on a parenting agreement and where to turn for more information.

Child custody and visitation guidelines
These guidelines can help you through your custody case.

Child custody rules
Play by the custody rules, and you're likely to get the time you want with your children.

Child custody information and resources
With so many decisions to make, you need access to the best child custody information.

Building a case:

How to win child custody
Winning child custody means getting final orders for the custody arrangement that serves your child's best interests. Here's how to make it happen.

Getting the best child custody order
Your custody order should give you ample time with your children. When you petition for a child custody order, use software to get much more visitation time.

Expert tips:

5 tips for parents when divorce is inevitable
Divorcing is difficult, especially when you have children. These tips from family law attorneys can help minimize tensions for everyone involved.

5 important questions to ask your family law attorney about custody & divorce
When you're getting a divorce, it's important to find an attentive legal representative. Ask your potential attorney these questions to ensure they are the right fit to handle your case.

How to de-escalate tension between you and your ex
Your divorce is not the end of your relationship when you have kids in the mix. When you co-parent, you must still keep in contact in one way or another with your children's other parent.

Full guides:

Mindful co-parenting guide: Helping children cope with divorce
If you are currently undergoing – or anticipating – a divorce or separation and feel worried about the welfare of your children, this guide will help.

Financial planning ultimate guide: Helping single parents with divorce
Divorce can have a devastating impact on your bank account, especially with children involved. This guide will help you navigate the divorce process effectively so that you can still adequately support yourself and your children.