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Resources to help parents to support children during a divorce

What are some good resources for helping a parent to support a young child, while that parent is getting divorced? [more inside]
posted by life moves pretty fast on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

What, if any, contact should my children have with their absent mother?

My ex-wife suddenly vanished over 2 years ago to her native Asian country, leaving behind a son (then 1, now 3) and daughter (then 6, now 8). Contact was intermittent (sometimes once a week and sometimes every three months). I asked her to commit to a regularly scheduled call and she refused to do so. I also found the phone calls to be borderline abusive to my daughter (the daughter would ask, "Mommy when are you coming back," and the mother would reply, "When are you going to come see me?" which caused the daughter to feel responsible for her absence - or the Skype video chats where the daughter would have the camera on but the mother refused to do so). I have since cut off contact with the mother in order to protect my daughter, though wonder if it is the correct decision. [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jul 24, 2013 - 45 answers

Boyfriend? What's a boyfriend?

How to introduce boyfriend to son after a divorce. Personal experiences as the girlfriend, boyfriend, or the child? Advice? [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad on Jan 15, 2013 - 19 answers

Is there such a thing as an unbaptism?

My ex-wife had our child baptized without my knowledge or permission. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012 - 48 answers

Seeking Justice, Pro Se

YANYL: how do I ask for attorney's fees on a motion that was involuntarily withdrawn? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Oct 15, 2012 - 3 answers

My mother feels defeated by her child support battles

My mother hasn't received child support payments from my father for over a year; I think she's become incredibly depressed about her treatment by the legal system, and has come to believe that no matter what she does, she'll have to bear the full financial burden of raising my sister. Help me inspire her with a rational reason why she should keep trying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for post-divorce Pro Se resources.

Looking for post-divorce Pro Se resources. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 3, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I explain to my five-year-old son why he hasn't been able to visit me?

How do I explain to my five-year-old son why he hasn't been able to visit me? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jun 18, 2012 - 13 answers

I knew being a parent wouldn't be easy, but this is really hard.

Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

My ex-wife is not rational.

Is it illegal to post photos of children on the Internet without both their parent's permission? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 27, 2012 - 30 answers

What's in a name? Should I allow my son's surname to be changed?

Should I allow my son’s mother to change his surname? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 66 answers

My ex-wife has started telling me things after our sons visitation with me that can't be true.

My ex-wife is making up lies to take away my visitation time with my son. Do I need to consult my lawyer right away? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with...

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

I want to have a healthy relationship with my partner's young son

I'm in a relationship with the man of my dreams (who has also been a close friends for years before we got together) and I couldn't be happier. It is serious and it is going in the "forever" direction. He has a young son, though and I want help introducing myself to his life without causing too much stress or confusion. Also, divorce fun times... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jul 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase?

Children in Divorce: 3 1/2 year old acts out, Mommy thinks it's because he is switching homes too often, wants to change visitation schedule to have him overnight every night. Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Apr 8, 2011 - 59 answers

Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this?

We are visiting my wife's parents in another state. Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Two homes and some distance?

My partner and I are ontemplating separation and I am thinking of moving several towns over. I have read stories of parents separating and the benefits of the two homes being close as in a few blocks. But what should I know about making it work for myself and my kid when the homes are further apart? I would like to hear positive advice from parents and kids who have negotiated two homes with a little distance between them . Were their plusses to this distance to balance out the minuses? How did you make it work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to children?

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to young children (1 and 3)?? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Apr 11, 2010 - 32 answers

How to get on track to make major life decisions with the best outcome for me and my son?

Major life decisions thrown my way. Feeling totally inept at making a good decision. Any ideas on how to sort it out and get on track? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Sep 24, 2009 - 27 answers

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody....

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Do daddy's girls own a negotiation power that I do not?

30 years after my father is gone, I wonder what intangibles he denied me. How do I get a sneak peak into the world of a daddy‘s girl? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2009 - 38 answers

concerned auntie wants to contact the lawyer

Is it inappropriate for me to contact my nieces' guardian ad litem? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Dec 1, 2007 - 11 answers

How do you explain divorce to an eight-year-old?

I'm at University and far removed from home geographically. My parents are planning on getting divorced soon and anyone semi-observant would've seen this coming years and years ago. Both wonderful people, both wholly incompatible. So what can I/they do for my adorably clueless, naive, 8-year old sister who still has no idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Custody Rights in Oregon

How easy is it to obtain temporary full custody in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 answers

flickr snafu.

What does the rulebook say about posting pictures of a minor whose parents are divorced? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2007 - 37 answers

Whose baby pictures are they?

My parents divorced when I was a toddler, with virtually all my baby pictures plus many hours of movies (including birth, first steps, etc.) going to the non-custodial parent. For a variety of painful reasons, I have been long estranged from that parent, as well as that entire branch of the family. And that is of the good. Yet it would mean so much to be able to fill in the blank slate of my childhood with images and sounds. Am I wrong for feeling as though morally this collection belongs to me? Does a child, especially an estranged child, have the right to ask for their baby pictures? And how, precisely, do I ask such a favor of a person from whom I want absolutely no other contact? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Apr 22, 2006 - 12 answers

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