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parenting plans and parenting time Archives

What's involved in creating a child custody schedule?

If you're going to make a child custody schedule, the most important decision you'll need to make first is where your child is going to live. Since this decision directly affects every aspect of your parenting time, it will influence all other aspects of your child custody schedule.

How do divorced couples succeed when co-parenting?

Divorce is a difficult subject for many couples, especially those who have children. As couples get divorced, they must learn to live on their own again. This includes handling their own finances, dealing with life's problems, and even raising children on their own at times. Here's how divorced couples can succeed when they are co-parenting.

Single parents: How to prevent video game addiction

Some single parents can agree with their exes on parenting matters easily and quickly. Other parents find it more difficult. One area where parents may disagree is how they structure their children's video game use.

Tips shared parenting during the summer

Newly divorced Nebraska parents will face unique challenges during the summertime -- when the kids are out of school. For example, it could be hard to organize where the children will be -- and who will care for them and when to pick them up -- because their schedules will be different.

Legal custody vs. physical custody

Raising children when you are divorced can be very complicated. Trying to manage custody issues with the other parent often makes things challenging and complex, especially when you cannot agree on a parenting plan. Part of reaching an agreement that benefits your children is understanding two important aspects of custody: physical and legal.

What factors do courts consider in a Nebraska child custody case?

Nebraska state child custody laws reflect the federal Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Every state in the nation has ratified this act, which assists state courts in honoring child custody matters that have been decided in other states. The UCCJEA also discourages the interference with the child custody orders made in other states, and prohibits instances of parental abduction.

Should you consider post divorce cohabitation for the children?

Most psychologists agree that divorce is difficult on children. There are, however, things that parents can do to reduce the stress children may experience, such as choosing mediation instead of a contentious divorce battle.