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Why divorced parents should start planning for the holidays now

Holidays can be a great time of stress, even when everyone gets along. There are a lot of pressures, expectations and obligations that can make it seem like anything but the "most wonderful time of the year." Add a recent divorce into the mix and the holiday season can be downright miserable.

How domestic violence can affect possession orders

It is an unfortunate fact that many Texas parents are the victims of domestic violence. Physical and emotional abuse can affect both the parent as well as the young children who are exposed to it. In many cases, it can lead not only to confusion but to a child's development of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

How do abuse allegations factor into divorce?

News broke this week that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage and over a decade of being together. At first, an affair, drinking and drug use were publicized as the reason for the split. But then celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Pitt was investigated for alleged child abuse.

How do abuse allegations factor into divorce?

News broke this week that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage and over a decade of being together. At first, an affair, drinking and drug use were publicized as the reason for the split. But then celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Pitt was investigated for alleged child abuse.

Reform in child custody laws happening in many states

Texas parents who are divorcing must also make decisions about child custody. In many states, laws are being changed to encourage more joint custody solutions. Some studies have shown that children benefit from these types of arrangements. The trend may also be partly due to increased awareness of parental alienation syndrome.

Charges could jeopardize Chris Brown's custody case

Texas fans of singer Chris Brown who have been following his custody battle with ex-partner Nia Guzman may be interested in knowing more about a chain of events that could possibly jeopardize his case. On Aug. 31, media sources reported that Chris Brown may be in danger of losing custody of his young daughter following what has been termed a "bizarre" standoff with police and subsequent arrest on felony assault charges. Earlier in August, Brown had been successful in opposing certain custody motions filed by the girl's mother.

3 successful tips for better co-parenting

Co-parenting after a divorce is largely a matter of negotiation and clear communication, which makes it sound simple. The fact is, when parenting across two households, and negotiating the needs and details of all the members of the family, that communication is often difficult to maintain.

Protecting the child's best interests in a divorce

In an effort to promote continuity between Texas parents who have gone through a divorce, it is a good idea for both of them to enforce a consistent set of rules. This means that a child has roughly the same bedtime or access to a phone, TV or internet regardless of whether that child is with mom or with dad. However, it can be a challenge trying to determine which rules a child should live by.

Judge denies child custody requests by Chris Brown's ex

Texas fans of singer Chris Brown may have read about the custody dispute that he has been having with the mother of his daughter Royalty. On Aug. 12, a judge ruled against Brown's ex, Nia Guzman, in her petition for full child custody. Guzman had also requested that Brown's mother be denied visitation and Brown only be allowed monitored visitation. Guzman also asked the judge to require Brown to take a drug test.

Co-parenting and back-to-school: How to navigate parenting disagreements

Back-to-school can be stressful for parents and kids in many ways. For divorced parents who are trying to co-parent their children with their ex, stress can be compounded. However, there are things that parents can do to keep the peace as they navigate back-to-school and their parenting experience together.