Helping your children adjust to shared custody

On Behalf of | Sep 16, 2022 | Child Custody |

The issues in your marriage came to a head, with you and your spouse deciding to go your separate ways. However, it’s not as simple as moving in separate directions now because you have children together.

You negotiated effectively during divorce proceedings and a shared custody agreement has been signed off on by the court. Now, it’s up to you and your co-parent to make the best of the situation.

 At the end of the day, what matters most is the best interests of the child. How can you help your children adjust to shared custody?

Find a way to communicate with your ex

The divorce has been concluded and your marriage is over, so it’s important to close this chapter of your life and look to the future. You and your ex may not have worked as a couple, but that doesn’t mean you cannot both continue to be fantastic parents. There are numerous options available when it comes to communicating with your ex. Apps, emails, phone calls or face to face meetings can all work, it really depends on your circumstances. When you find the method that works, you will both always be in the loop on what’s going on with your kids.

Keep the children away from disputes

It might not all be smooth sailing after the divorce. You and your ex are bound to have disagreements, at least occasionally. What matters is that you settle these without disrupting the children. Make sure disagreements are kept away from the kids. If you do this, and resolve disputes effectively, then the children will know that they are loved by both parents equally.

Navigating a co-parenting relationship can be tricky and there may be times when you need a little help. Having legal guidance behind you will ensure that your children are protected and your rights as a parent remain intact.