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Could shared parenting be the answer following a divorce?

For Tennessee parents, life after divorce can become complicated. In most cases, sole custody is awarded to the mother, leaving her with the bulk of the responsibility of bringing up the children. As a result, many divorced mothers have to sacrifice their career goals in the process. It can also be painful for the father, who ends up seeing his children only two weekends a month and sacrifices his bond with the children as a result. The children also suffer since they do not have time with both parents.

Christina El Moussa files for divorce

Tennessee fans of the HGTV series "Flip or Flop" may be interested to learn that Christina El Moussa filed divorce documents in mid-August, about six months after her husband Tarek El Moussa filed for spousal support. Christina requested joint legal and physical custody of the former couple's two children.

Actor Jesse William is experiencing child custody issues

TV fans in Tennessee may have heard that "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee decided to split up earlier this year. Drake-Lee filed court documents on Aug. 11 asking for full custody of their two children.

Your emotional state matters during divorce

You may never have expected to go through a divorce, even if you knew you had some struggles in your marriage. You might be the kind of person who sticks with someone through thick and thin, even if your spouse isn't. Regardless of your situation, if you're facing a divorce, you need to make sure you take care of yourself.

How parents can help children after a divorce

More than 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and the numbers are even greater for second and third marriages at 60 and 73 percent. Research shows that almost one-third of marriages that end in divorce include minor children, but there are many things estranged Tennessee parents can do to help their children adjust to the situation. Unless there are issues such as abuse, children should have the opportunity to build a relationship with both parents.

Benefits and drawbacks of virtual visitation

One visitation option for Tennessee divorced parents of young children is virtual visitation. This refers to using technology for parents and children, and sometimes grandparents and grandchildren, to keep in touch with one another. While the telephone is one way parents and children who are far away can do this, virtual visitation may also encompass webcams, email, instant messaging, and social media.

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