Posts Tagged ‘ child support ’

Call Me Crazy?

October 11, 2011
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For most of the past two years I have been living 1,100 miles away from my beloved children. The decision to move far away from them did not come easily but I have had to live with it every day since then. I have tried very hard to soothe myself with the fact that they…

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Using Free Online Tools to Manage Shared Custody

September 20, 2011
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When you live away from your kids and the custodial parent, exchanging checks or eyeballing the same physical document is not possible. Fortunately for us, these days, the internet hosts a variety of websites with services or tools that allow you to do just that. There are a plethora of paid shared custody tool websites,…

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Travel Cost and Child Support

March 22, 2011
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In the beginning of my long distance parenting arrangement, my son’s father and I agreed to split air fare in half with his half not to exceed a certain amount. This went into our long distance parenting plan. However, if that’s not possible, in California, travel cost associated with the children becomes a credit in…

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Advice to New Non-Custodial Parents

May 18, 2009
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When someone tells me they are getting a divorce and the other parent will be getting physical custody of the child(ren), there is one piece of advice I always give them. It is : Make your parenting plan EXACTLY what you want no matter how wonderful your relationship with the other parent is right now,…

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Support The Long Distance Parent For the Good of The Kids

April 7, 2009
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“She asked the judge if she could keep the kids from him if he didn’t pay child support”, my friend told me. I’m sure my cheeks blanched. “Personally, I don’t think he should get to see them. If he can’t pay child support, he can’t see them”, she continued. I almost felt rage. I replied…

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