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Dealing with child custody when there are safety concerns

For California parents who share custody with an ex-spouse or partner who they fear may be dangerous to the children, handing off the children can be a difficult event. However, there are some steps that a parent who fears for his or her child's safety can take.

Non-custodial parents: dispelling common myths

In Manhattan Beach, California, a non-custodial mother or father is the parent who does not have physical custody of their child. However, a parent without physical custody can still have legal custody of a child. Numerous non-custodial parents have visitation rights and visit their children frequently. Some people think that non-custodial parents do not pay child support. This concept is only partially true.

About co-parenting

People in California should understand that doing what is necessary to make a co-parenting relationship work requires making sure that the best interests of their children are prioritized. Many parents who get a divorce tend to not realize that while their marriage may have ended, their children's relationship with their other parent has not and that it is important that the other parent remains a part of the children's lives. It is worth noting that there are situations in which it may be necessary to ensure that the children are distanced from a parent, such as when that person is abusive.

Researchers say texting helps kids cope with divorce

Kids and teens in California have made texting a favorite form of communication. Though adults sometimes worry about the effects of texting and online chatting, a new study shows that there are some benefits, especially for kids who live with only one parent. The researchers say that texting and internet communication is helping to keep children of divorce in steady contact with both parents.

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