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Some Ways to Make Co-Parenting Work

Some Ways to Make Co-Parenting Work

Posted By Meyers Law Group, P.C. || 23-Oct-2013

Obviously, you filed for divorce for a reason. And that reason may be leading to hostilities every time you come into contact with one another. When you have children who are being transferred back and forth between two warring parties, they may be the ones who suffer the most. For the sake of your children then, it is imperative that you know how to handle conflict so you can work with the other parent to raise your children. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

First off, keep your parenting plan agreements to the letter. Even something as being punctual in taking the kids to the other parent is vital. You have to honor the child custody arrangement that you have. This means calculating traffic and any other delays so that you can get your children over there in time. Of course emergencies crop up, but you need to alert the other parent know as soon as you can.

Secondly, you should try to abide by the principle of trusting, but verifying when it comes to the co-parent. You can save yourself a lot of unnecessary arguments and drama if you just change your tack. Remember that everything you are doing will have more impact on your child that what you are saying to them in this time. Be the right kind of role model. At the same time, remember that mistakes are inevitable, on your part as well as on the part of the other parent. Try to be forgiving when necessary, and also remember to forgive yourself.

But of course, arguments are impossible to avoid with matters this important. But remember that what you are doing together is for the children. Sometimes, this means getting out of your own way. Focusing on the anger or frustrations you have will only hinder mediation appointments, therapy, parenting classes, etc. Things can really change when you remember that the other parent was someone you used to love deeply, and that not aggravating to your conflicts will only benefit your children. You may also find that the co-parent is more willing to compromise with you when you have this positive attitude. Equipped with the right perspective, you and your former partner can create a rhythm that works for your children.

Of course, not everything is perfect right off the bat, perhaps not even with your divorce order. If you need to relocate, or if you need some other modification in custody or child support, do not hesitate to find expert help from a family law attorney in Long Island. When you need a more fair arrangement, but you want the matter settled quickly and peacefully, do not hesitate to contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. Find the legal counsel that you and your family deserve today.