Tag Archives: children

How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Stay Home Alone?

Every state has laws that protect children from abandonment or neglect on the part of their parents. However, the definitions of “abandonment” or “neglect” are often left open to interpretation, which is beneficial in many cases involving child abuse or neglect, but can also result in some confusion in some circumstances for parents. For example:… Read More »

Making Up Lost Parenting Time Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a lot of challenges for divorced parents who split custody of their children. Changing circumstances with work and school may make it necessary for changes to be made here and there to custody arrangements, which means one parent might not get as much time with the children as usual. It is… Read More »

How to Tactfully Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce

Perhaps the most difficult part about beginning the divorce process is breaking the news to your children. At some point, however, it must be done, and it is important to do so tactfully and gently. Here are a few tips to help you properly break the news of your divorce to your children. Make sure… Read More »

Common Sense Tips for Introducing a New Partner to Your Children

Finding a new partner after you’ve been divorced can be an exciting development in your life, and it’s natural to want to share your joy with the other people in your life, including your children. Of course, it is important to make the introductions as tactfully as possible, as children’s feelings about you entering into… Read More »

Choosing the Right Day Care for Your Children

For parents who have just gone through a divorce, it can be a challenge trying to figure out what they will do to care for their young children, especially if they work long hours. Many divorced parents opt to send their young children to day care. However, when you begin looking into day care facilities,… Read More »

How to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

Divorce is certainly a stressful process for children. However, there are still ways that you can help your kids get through the process so that it is easier for them to be at peace with your decision and get back to living a happy, “normal” life. The following are few tips for helping your children… Read More »

The Effect of Divorce on Children

During divorce the lives of children are turned upside-down. Their relationships with parents are permanently changed. Understanding the effect of divorce on your children may help them, and you, in the future.  Children of all ages are at risk from the upheaval caused by divorce. Although parents might understand they will get through divorce intact,… Read More »

How a Child’s Age Can Influence Custody Disputes

In the past, many jurisdictions in the United States relied upon the tender years doctrine in child custody cases. This doctrine essentially created a presumption in favor of the mother in custody disputes involving children under a certain age. Most states, including New York, have departed from this doctrine as an officially recognized principle of… Read More »