Getting divorced does not mean your children's lives will be ruined. In fact, most children in Kansas and beyond are able to come to terms with their parents' divorces and move on to live well-adjusted, productive lives. There are, however, certain child custody issues that can cause stress for parents and children alike; knowing how to avoid them and how to protect your rights if you can't resolve them on your own can help you and your children build as healthy and happy a lifestyle as possible beyond divorce.
When both parents are willing to work together to create a solid co-parenting plan, children see this and feel supported. If your former spouse refuses to cooperate, however, or simply keeps trying to interfere with your relationship with your kids, it can make things difficult. Let's say it's your turn to have your children with you for the weekend, but your spouse doesn't show up at the designated place and time to drop them off to you.
If this happens once, it may be easier to overlook the mishap and walk away with no hard feelings. If it seems to be habit-forming, there's no reason you must sit back and do nothing about it. Especially if you have an existing court order, there are definite steps you can take to rectify such problems.
An experienced family law attorney can be a great asset to have on hand when facing child custody problems. The Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh, in Kansas, has helped many concerned parents achieve fair and agreeable solutions to custody, visitation and child support disagreements. We understand that protecting your rights and acting in your children's best interests are your highest priorities, and we are prepared to help you achieve your goals.