Being the noncustodial parent for a lack of better words is emotional. Going to sleep without putting your kids to bed takes months if not years to adjust to. Not to mention the empty feeling when you wake up to a home that should be filled with little voices.
I understand how it feels to be the noncustodial parent with limited access to your loved ones. For this reason I am in custody battles every single week fighting for the rights of noncustodial parents. I understand that custody is an emotional legal matter that often leads individuals to make selfish, ignorant mistakes that only impact the children.
I encourage all parties to take a step back, and ask themselves what’s best for the kids? At the end of the day an experienced legal professional can usually resolve most custody matters without going back to court.
Reasons why Noncustodial parent would seek legal help:
Being a noncustodial parent is hard, but anytime that you are serious about making the changes necessary to become a joint conservator we have the experience and knowledge to make that come true.
Noncustodial parents should always be available for their children:
Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available.
Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives.
Find time each week for a one-on-one activity with each child, and avoid scheduling other activities during that time.
Learn about your children’s interests–for example, favorite music and activities–and show interest in them.
Initiate conversations by sharing what you have been thinking about rather than beginning a conversation with a question.