“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…”
For divorced parents, or parents operating under a custody order, summertime is a change in the standard schedule. The summer is full of activities that start and stop at different times. There are camps and visits to grandma’s house. There are trips out-of-town, out-of-state and last-minute opportunities that could be amazing. Be a reasonable parent.
Think about putting the children’s needs ahead of your own. Think about encouraging a good, healthy relationship between the children and the other parent. Think about “what is the right thing to do?,” as opposed to “how can I get the other parent?” By the way, if you do not know what the “right thing” is, you are part of the problem.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and wishes we all could just get along. He also recommends you be a reasonable parent year-round, not just in the summertime.
If you are the parent to a child then act like it.
We have seen the reports and stories of parents going off the deep end. Using illegal drugs, abusing substances, pursuing bad-idea relationships and ultimately putting their own selfish desires above the needs of their children. It’s time to stop.
There are only a handful of people that you, as a parent, are ultimately responsible for; yourself and the people you brought into this world, your children.
Don’t shirk your duties. Don’t neglect your children. Don’t be so consumed with your own desires that you lose sight of what is important. Don’t hate another person so much it clouds your judgment when it comes to your children.
Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody attorney and encourages parents to grow up and act like a parent.
Our Military service personnel deal with serious family law issues which can be made more difficult due to their military service. Being subject to activation, deployment, required training, frequent moves and dangerous activities add to making circumstances more difficult.
However, Mississippi has specific protections for military parents.
MCA 93-5-34, provides an efficient process to resolve custody matters when dealing with a military parent. Upon such circumstances of a custodial parent serving, the statute provides that the other parent will have custody, but that custody ends within 10 days of the former custodial parent returning from service.
Additionally, it provides that the serving parent shall have reasonable access for phone and video visits. The deployed member may also delegate visitation to their own family members. These types of military custody cases receive priority by the Courts to be heard and the serving parent may “attend” via affidavit or electronic means where possible.
Lastly, a parent’s service cannot be used against that parent upon their return for a custody modification by the other parent.
Matthew Thompson is a Military Divorce Attorney in Mississippi.
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