3 common causes of child custody disputes

There are all kinds of reasons why you may end up in a custody dispute with your ex-spouse. Anything ranging from introducing a new partner to your children to being frustrated with the other person’s way of handling your child’s homework assignments can end up leading to trouble.

Conflict is inevitable in life, but it is possible to find ways around the issues. If you are dealing with a custody dispute, it’s possible to come to an agreement and find a way to end it.

There are common custody issues that you may run into. Here are three that you may find yourself dealing with.

  1. Frustration about homework issues

One custody dispute issue that sometimes comes up is when one parent is more lax with homework, school activities, sports and other activities that your child has to participate in. These disputes can grow out of hand quickly, so it’s important that you and the other parent sit down to talk about your parenting plan and what you agreed on before divorce. For example, if you agreed that your child would only be in two sports and they’re now in three, you should talk to each other about making adjustments.

  1. Introducing new partners

Introducing a new partner to your child or children can be a big step. However, sometimes parents get into disagreements about how soon is too soon. You and your ex should talk about when it’s appropriate to introduce new partners and when it’s reasonable to move in together, for example, so that you know what to do if that situation arises. If you’re concerned about a new partner of your ex’s, talk to them first and then consider if you need to take legal action to protect your child.

  1. Scheduling conflicts

A third reason for disputes is scheduling conflicts. Regularly cancelling visits or having to rearrange them is frustrating. Fortunately, a child custody modification could help.

These are three common custody disputes that come up between parents. Remember, you can talk to each other and try to work through these issues. If you can’t resolve them, then you may need to consider taking legal action.