When it comes to your child, there is nothing you wouldn't do for them. Parental instincts can become really pronounced during child custody disputes when parents are in disagreement about how the child custody arrangement should look. When parents are at opposite ends of the spectrum on this issue, it can cause a big dispute.
Determining child custody specifics is crucial under Kansas family law. It can be positive for a child to have shared and planned parenting time with both parents, even if they are living separate lives from each other. If a joint-custody arrangement is likely for you and your child's parent, determining parenting time is part of the arrangement. Of course, there are other details to hammer out in a joint custody arrangement.
Anyone in Kansas who has to go through the process of hammering out a child custody agreement with a soon-to-be ex-spouse knows that this can be the most emotionally challenging part of a divorce. After all, in the vast majority of cases, the parents involved want what is best for their children, and many parents will rightfully think that they are the ones who would provide the most stable family life in a post-divorce atmosphere. But, being subject to a child custody order is part of the divorce process that the parents must accept.
For many people who go through a divorce in Kansas, the child custody aspect of the legal proceedings is the most confusing and emotional. Every parent wants what is best for their children, and in many cases that means that the two spouses who are going through a divorce have different thoughts about how their children should be raised, where they should live and who should make the big decisions in their lives.
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In the past on this Kansas family law blog, we discussed the child custody matter of parenting plans. These plans are essential in family law cases in Kansas and Missouri. They are meant to set guidelines, expectations and responsibilities for the parents involved. Most importantly, parenting plans are supposed to be blueprints about how to best serve the well-being of the children involved.
When you filed for divorce, you probably never thought you could look to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for some guidance. But you can if you have kids and are divorcing.
Sure, you and your ex have probably had arguments before. Maybe that is why you are getting a divorce. Arguments can change during the divorce process. In order for a disagreement to be resolved, it needs to be done so formally, according to Kansas family laws.