Your children need to have stability at home, but this can be a challenge when they have to live between two homes. It is up to you and your ex to make sure that you have everything set up so that your children can thrive in this situation. Remember, your children didn’t ask for their parents to divorce and shouldn’t have to deal with a lot of drama because of the adults’ decision. We can help you to come up with a suitable parenting plan that addresses their needs.
When you are thinking about what needs to be included in the child custody agreement, you have to base your decisions on the best interests of the children. It isn’t always easy to put yourself aside, but you will probably find that there is less conflict between you and your ex when you do.
It can be hard to figure out what arrangements will work in your case. It might take some trial and error to figure out what schedule will work. Setting up a positive parenting plan and working on your parenting relationship — apart from your marriage — can help you be able to negotiate with your ex in the future if it becomes necessary.
Some people forget that they will have to continue to communicate with their ex when they share children. Coming to terms with this early in the divorce can be beneficial for everyone. Remember to keep things civil and always be respectful to your ex-spouse if you want to make this as easy as possible. We are here to help you work through the difficult matters so you can focus on your children.