Protecting the children from the destruction of a litigated, high-conflict divorce by putting kids first, managing emotions, and staying out of court.
Co-Parenting after Divorce
Show compassion for your kids if they seem stressed or worried about presents, holiday schedules, or other issues. Assure them that you will help them to navigate through rocky patches and that it’s normal to feel stressed during the holidays.
There is no doubt that co-parenting is sometimes hard, but it is healthier for your children to spend time with both parents and receive the benefit of both parent’s input on major life decisions.
A more comprehensive and detailed parenting plan will help parents avoid future battles so that parenting disagreements will not escalate into conflicts. Like a peace treaty, a good parenting plan cannot anticipate every possible conflict, but it can identify likely issues and provide a roadmap for handling issues that are not easily resolved.
Holidays can be times of stress as well as joy – especially if you’re sharing custody of your children. How do you share custody over the holidays without it turning into a nightmare?
On top of keeping yourself strong and resilient during your divorce, you’re also going to have to make sure your kids are resilient also.
Civil co-parenting after divorce is essential because it will determine how well your child adjusts to post-divorce issues such as visitation and parenting plans.
The challenges your children will face during your divorce will vary based on their age. So should you wait until the children are older to get divorced, or is it better to split now – especially if you are in a high-conflict marriage?
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