As you go through your divorce, you and your spouse will transition from being wedded partners to a relationship that is focused on your roles as co-parents. You'll still be in each other's lives for many years -- even when your kids become adults.
When married parents choose to separate, the effects on the children are similar to the effects of divorce, but even more complicated in some ways because divorce is not an inevitable outcome. For some parents, this can feel like being stuck in personal and legal limbo. The experience is often difficult to navigate fairly, even for parents who commit to their children's best interests.
Children with parents who have alcohol abuse issues can suffer from behavioral problems, depression and anxiety. Alcoholic parents too often fail to care for their children properly. At worst, they can be neglectful or even abusive.
Many adults in Texas have to do the difficult job of balancing their personal lives with their professional aspirations. Although some people are able to strike a balance and maintain a family and a successful career, other people find that it is very difficult to do both.
Back-to-school time can be especially challenging for families where the parents are separated or divorced. If this is your first fall living apart, you're probably still figuring out how best to deal with your kids' school and extracurricular activities this upcoming school year.
You and your ex-spouse were able to work out a custody and visitation agreement and put a parenting plan in place. You envisioned that you two would be able to successfully co-parent your kids across your two households. However, your co-parent isn't cooperating in this new relationship. What are your options?
If there has been domestic violence in a relationship, or accusations of domestic violence, the victim may be able to seek a no-contact order. That's basically what it sounds like: an order to prevent contact of any kind -- in person, by phone, text, email or other means of communication, including social media.