No one has all of the right answers when it comes to parenting, especially if you’re recently divorced and navigating your new life as co-parents with your ex. While it may be hard to figure out how to go about co-parenting, we’re here to help.
Our team of family law attorneys works with parents daily and can offer a little insight into how to make these types of parenting relationships a little easier. Keep reading for do’s and don’ts of co-parenting.
To kick things off on a positive note, we’re going to offer what you should do when co-parenting. Communication is extremely important for you and your ex. You want to be on the same page when it comes to speaking about anything dealing with your children in order to establish a healthy means of communication.
Keep in mind that kids are like sponges, and sometimes they can hear and react to everything you say. If you speak negatively about your ex in front of them, this could impact how they view their other parent.
In some cases, negative tones and conversations that your kids hear can have an impact on your custody agreement. If your children were to tell your ex something bad you said about them, they could take that information to their attorney and try to alter your custody agreement.
It may be challenging to put your emotions to the side, especially if you’re recently divorced. However, your children should be at the top of your priority list so that you can focus on them and build a healthy relationship.
With custody agreements, the courts always take into consideration if a parent is or isn’t keeping their children’s best interests first and can make decisions in your case based on if they feel you’re keeping them first.
Forcing your children to choose you over their other parent can put a strain on your relationship with them and their relationship with your ex. Although your family is divided after your divorce, it’s best that you keep any negative thoughts or feelings about the divorce or your ex to yourself.
Try not to make your child feel as though they should pick sides. Show them that you love them and understand that they love their other parent as well.
If you don’t think that your current custody agreement is working for your family or have an issue that you would like to have resolved, our team is here to assist you.
If you have any questions about starting your child custody case, contact Creative Family Solutions, Cianci Law, PC. Call to schedule a consultation at (916) 797-1575 and file your child custody paperwork today.
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