Everyone hopes for happily ever after when they get married in Nebraska. Unfortunately, half of American marriages end in divorce. When it is only spouses involved, each typically goes their own way after the split. However, when you have children, a link remains. At London Law Office P.C., L.L.O, we often assist clients in the creation of parenting plans and custody agreements.
Parents.com reports that children generally thrive and adjust to changes well when the shared-custody arrangement is amicable. Here are some tips to help maintain a calm relationship and keep the kids out of the middle.
- The divorce is not about you, not your children. Set aside your feelings and focus on what is best for them.
- Refrain from bad-mouthing your ex. This causes stress in children. Although you may no longer love their other parent, they do.
- There are many factors to consider when creating a parenting plan, such as the following:
- Academic and extracurricular activities for each child
- Distance between your children’s two homes
- Age and personality of each child
- Yours and the other parent’s career and social commitments
- You family schedule
Even if you prefer to see your children every day, it is not always realistic with the new living arrangements. Making a plan that you can stick with is beneficial for everyone.
Communication is the key to making joint custody work. Whether you use an app or calendar to manage schedules and email or texting and phone conversations, find the way that works best for you and your ex. Not only can this keep the family running smoothly, but it can save your sanity. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.