Children are often the main concern, and source of disagreement, for most divorcing couples. However, most people do not realize that with the right goals in mind, parties can divorce in a way that will allow their children to transition in an emotionally healthy manner.
When couples decide to divorce, the couple may choose to focus on co-parenting. Co-parenting is a term that is used when a divorcing couple works with each other, instead of against each other, to maintain consistency in the parenting of their children. The parents place their focus on working amicably together to raise healthy and happy children.
Consistency and communication between the two households are essential to co-parenting. This does not mean that both households need to be identical; however, similar schedules and discipline help the children deal with the changes their family is going through. In addition, both parents should stay actively involved in children’s school and extracurricular activities.
It is best to lay out the expectation of co-parenting at the beginning of your divorce proceedings. By doing so, you make it clear to your attorney and your spouse what your main goal will be. This also allows your attorney to guide you through the process with the ultimate goal of a amicable divorce in mind.
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