The end of a marriage is a trying time for anyone. When you share children with each other, you have to make sure that you’re taking care of them. What many people don’t realize is the tone they set for the divorce can have an impact on the child custody situation.
It’s always best if the parents can work as a team to continue raising the children. This enables the kids to have a solid support system that allows them to thrive. Putting the kids first is always the best course of action after a divorce.
Keep communication calm
Tense communication can instantly cause strife in the co-parenting relationship. It may help you to treat the co-parenting relationship like a business transaction. Always remain calm and respectful.
If things start to get too tense, it might help to take a step back and reevaluate the situation. This isn’t possible when the issue at hand is urgent, but giving everything a chance to diffuse is often beneficial.
Leave the marital issues behind
The marital issues that led to the end of the marriage don’t have any place in the child custody matter. Be sure to leave those problems and emotions behind when you’re dealing with issues related to the children.
This might be a challenge, but you shouldn’t worry about what your ex is doing unless it directly impacts the safety or the health of the children.
Taking the time to set the terms of the divorce is important. Don’t let the tensions of the end of your relationship seep into the co-parenting arrangement. Instead, get the parenting plan in order and focus on the children.