Remarriage, Money and Custody Issues
Kids need more than "a better lifestyle." They need loving, attentive parents who serve as role models and teach them good values. What do your kids and your ex want? Do your children want to live full-time with your ex and does your ex want them full time? And couldn't the two of you share custody, with the kids living part time with you and part time with your ex?
We encourage parents not to try to buy their way into favorite-parent status. Many divorces, including yours, result in economic disparity between the former spouses. We recommend that the parent with the higher income avoid giving the children things in an effort to prove that he/she loves them more than the other parent.