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Happy Father’s Day!

In Child Custody, Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

You love your children and work hard to meet their needs and raise them well. If you are a father who has recently separated or divorced, you understand just how treasured your time with your children is. Therefore, Father’s Day takes on an entirely new significance. So when you are separated or divorced, what are your legal rights to visit your children that day and give them an opportunity to celebrate with you? First, is there an agreement or order? If you have a separation agreement or child custody order, check to see what it says regarding Father’s Day. It would be surprising if your agreement or order does not account for this holiday. In fact, attorneys understand how important Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and birthdays are to parents, making …

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Father’s Day and Visitation

In Child Custody, Relationships, Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

Father’s Day is a special day for fathers and their children. For many dads, it is a day of celebration, relaxation, and gifts they will never use. Unfortunately, like with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day can be a day of high expectations, disappointment, and anger when parents are separated or divorced. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, consider the following advice on approaching this day in a healthy and safe way. Make Sure Your Parenting Plan Includes Father’s Day It is fairly standard for parenting plans to account for who gets the children on holidays. If you are the father, I would highly suggest informing your attorney of how important it is for you to have father’s day visitation with the children. If your parenting plan was created and approved without an …

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It’s Father’s Day and He’s Your Ex: How to Make it Work

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

If you are a divorced mom, you will be facing Father’s Day this weekend. Unless your custody agreement prevents it, your children should spend Father’s Day with their father if possible. Children need to know that they are loved by both parents and are free to love each of their parents without fearing that they will upset the other parent. So encourage your children to spend Father’s Day with their father. Even if you can’t stand their father, don’t make them feel guilty for wanting to celebrate with him. Make the day special for your children. Help them make a card or buy a gift. Better yet, help them make their dad’s favorite cookies as a gift. Help them come up with ideas about how to spend the day in …