Pope Francis has shown that he's all about reform, and his latest measure has been to change the way that members of the Catholic faith can get marriage annulments. It's going to be easier, faster and cheaper than seen in the past.
Parenting even under the best of circumstances certainly comes with its challenges, but when the parents of a child are no longer in a relationship and one party is struggling with substance abuse, it can complicate things even further. In these situations, it's normal to be concerned about your ex and how to protect your children without harming their relationship with the parent.
With Labor Day behind us, it is time to turn out attention to the school season. This means changes in schedules and different needs for children. Even though your children have likely already started school, it isn't too late for you and your child's other parent to start working out the finer details about parenting during the school.
When it comes to divorce, issues dealing with the children are some of the most difficult to work through. These parental responsibility issues often pit the wishes of one parent against the wishes of the other parent. In some cases, the parents are able to negotiate an agreement that puts the child's interests first. That is the ultimate goal when we take on a child custody issue -- we want what is best for the child.