Missouri families might feel like making wise decisions for their children is increasingly difficult. For some, life is a bit more complicated due to the widespread closure of schools, businesses and public offices. For families that have a child custody order in place, making the right call amid a pandemic may cause tension.
Missouri families are adjusting to the widespread closure of many schools and businesses. The nationwide health crisis has affected nearly every household, changing the way people work, keep in touch with friends and family, and even grocery shop. The state recently announced that courts will remain closed for at least a few more weeks, leaving many to wonder how the current circumstances will affect their child custody proceedings.
Missouri grandparents may be among the estimated 2.4 million nationwide raising their grandchildren full-time. If a parent has passed away, suffers from a serious medical condition or addiction, or is otherwise unable to care for a child, a grandparent often comes to the rescue. In such situations, grandparents may need more information about pursuing child custody and other important matters that can affect the well-being of the household.
Divorce is never an easy task to contemplate in Oklahoma and it can be complicated all the more when children are involved. Young children in particular may feel the emotional trauma that can come with changes in the family dynamic, but child custody norms have evolved to expand the options that are available. This includes a change in the paradigm concerning fathers and custody.
For whatever reason, January seems to see an increase in filings for divorce. It may be a result of the new year focus on starting fresh, new beginnings or clean slates. It is seldom an easy journey and one made even more difficult when children are involved. There are steps Oklahoma parents can take to lessen the trauma that children can experience with child custody in a divorce situation.
The decision to divorce is seldom made lightly in Oklahoma. When marriage vows are made it is with the intent that the couple will remain together, raise a family and enjoy old age together. When this becomes an unrealistic possibility, the decision to end a marriage can be a very difficult one. It can be made all the more difficult when there are children involved and child custody becomes an issue that must be solved.