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Be a Reasonable Parent…it’s Summer.

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…”

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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.

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Do NOT Refuse Extra Time with your Child.

Do NOT refuse extra time with your child.

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Both parents say they want physical custody. Both parents say they are the superior parent as compared to the other. One parent is awarded physical custody by the Court. The other parent then refuses EXTRA time, because it would “help” the other parent.

You are wrong. It helps your child. It gives you more opportunity to parent and be with your child. It improves your relationship, creates memories and helps you in the process.

Refusing EXTRA time is petty and can result in resentment between the parents and it makes no sense.

Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody Attorney and reminds parents to always take the extra time.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is the #1 overlooked “holiday” in divorce agreements.

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Don’t overlook Halloween.

Matthew Thompson is a child custody attorney in Mississippi and wishes you and yours a special and memorable Halloween.

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