Halloween is right around the corner, and your kids are probably excited. However, if it's your first Halloween after getting a divorce, you may have some questions about how it will be different. Especially if the other parent was the one who always organized Halloween fun, it's likely you're wondering what to do.
Not all divorces have to be contentious. In fact, there are some couples that are able to move forward with an uncontested divorce largely because they're able to work out their differences in terms of property distribution, alimony and child support among themselves.
Divorce mediation has gained in popularity over the past few years because it's been shown to be a cost-effective way for couples with complex custody or property division issues to work out their differences.
Child custody disputes are generally resolved one of three different ways: the parents may work out a parenting plan among themselves, they may have an attorney or mediator step in to help them resolve their differences or when negotiations break down, they let a judge decide. In the case of the latter, the judge's responsibility is to make a decision that is in the best interest of the child.