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Can you be friends with your ex?

After a divorce, the last thing you probably want to do is think about is getting friendly with your ex - at least for most people, anyway. Most divorces simply aren't that amicable. At some point, though, ex-couples find it's just easier to become somewhat friendlier towards an ex-spouse.

School's most basic lessons not just for kids

With summer starting to wind down, schools across the country will be gearing up for the return of children through their doors. Educating your children is so important, but at the same time, it's important for divorced parents - or divorcing parents - to remember to educate themselves on how to get along, too. Divorce is one of the most difficult times in a child's life, but you - as parents - can make it easier. There are special school-related matters for divorced parents that you and your ex may not have thought too much about, but are also important.

New study shows joint custody affects infant/caregiver attachment

Child custody is a difficult determination in any divorce, but when it involves an infant, many judges are hesitant about separating a mother and a baby. A new study from the University of Virginia may lend some credibility this thinking. The study reports that infants who were separated from their mothers at least one night a week formed attachments that were less secure than infants who only spent the day or fewer nights with their fathers.

Judge orders child returned to Sweden for custody hearing

A 3-year-old girl has returned to Sweden with her father after a ruling by a federal judge. In February, the girl's father filed a lawsuit that claimed the girl's mother did not return to Sweden as planned after a trip to Iowa to visit her mother. The judge found that the mother violated the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and ordered her to return the child to Sweden.

Tips for easing the pain when a parent moves out

The news of the divorce will be really difficult for your children, but seeing one of their parents moving out of the house is going to be exceptionally painful, as well. Whichever role you will take - whether you are staying or going - you are going to worry about how this move will affect your kids. You probably know several families that have gone through monumental step, but when it's your own children, it's completely different.

Good 'ex-etiquette' regarding phone calls during visitations

Co-parenting isn't always easy and it becomes even more difficult when there is a lack of communication. When the kids are at one parent's, what is the proper etiquette regarding phone calls from the other parent? While this may seem like it has a rather cut-and-dried answer, there can be some problems if the lines of communication - and not just the phone lines - aren't left open.

Lead singer of rock band arrested in wife's murder-for-hire plot

The lead singer of As I Lay Dying, a heavy metal rock band, Tim Lambesis, was arrested for allegedly trying to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife. Divorce paperwork showed that while his wife was concerned about custody of the couple's three adopted children, she did not appear to feel as though she was in any danger. The couple was to meet for mediation in order to discuss child custody.

Effective parenting tips during and after a divorce

The emotional upheaval from a divorce affects everyone in the family -- not just the couple whose marital ties will be undone. The children will be deeply affected by the divorce, child custody orders and visitation schedules. Many of the feelings of sadness and bitterness the adults go through are from watching the changes in their children. There are ways to limit the stress and other damaging effects on children during a divorce.

Bill's passage would strip rapists of parental rights

A bill in the Colorado House of Representatives would strip convicted rapists of their parental rights to a child conceived during their crime. The Senate has already unanimously passed the bill. Currently, though, rapists can sue for child custody in Colorado.

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