Gender issues are at the forefront of much of the collective American consciousness as transgender activists continually push for understanding and equal rights under the law. Unfortunately, the parents of transgender minors are now facing new threats in the legal system -- often in the form of accusations of child abuse simply because they affirm and support their child's gender identity.
Asking the court to terminate someone's parental rights isn't easy -- and it shouldn't be. The parent-child bond is incredibly important. For the most part, the courts always hope to preserve that bond whenever possible.
Being a parent is tough, no matter what's going on -- but the difficulties you encounter can take on new dimensions when you're divorced.
Setting boundaries is something a lot of people struggle to achieve in their personal relationships. That struggle can intensify when you're also rewriting the rules and revamping the boundaries that once existed with someone who has gone from "spouse" to "co-parent" through divorce.
Mental illness in one form or another is surprisingly common. Approximately 44 million adults in the United States suffer from a mental health disorder. Many of those people are parents.
Vacations are meant to be a way to relax and rid yourself of stress -- but it's difficult to do that when you're a parent who shares custody of your child with your ex-spouse. The complications that come along with taking your child on vacation (without the other parent) can make both you and your ex-spouse miserable.
Sometimes, a divorce doesn't just disrupt a single household. Instead, it can tear apart a family and prevent grandparents from continuing to enjoy a healthy relationship with their grandchildren.
A little over a decade ago, Jon and Kate Gosselin's family fascinated America. The couple, already parents to twin daughters, added sextuplets to the family -- and a reality television show propelled them all into the limelight.
A lot of divorcing parents end up at odds over their children -- but a Texas case is putting the issue of transgender rights in the spotlight.
The marriage and divorce of celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has captured the attention of many people in the nation -- and there are signs that the drama is far from over.