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How do divorced couples succeed when co-parenting?

Divorce is a difficult subject for many couples, especially those who have children. As couples get divorced, they must learn to live on their own again. This includes handling their own finances, dealing with life's problems, and even raising children on their own at times. Here's how divorced couples can succeed when they are co-parenting.

One of the most important tips out there is to aim for consistency. Children can benefit immensely from the different perspectives and outlooks on life from both of their parents. They also benefit from being raised by parents who employ the same expectations in both homes. This means that parents should come up with similar, but not necessarily identical, rules for both houses. Both parents should also discipline the children as similarly as possible.

When it comes to making important decisions in the lives of your children, you need to be on the same page and done by both parties. Major decisions, such as education and medical care, should not be made by one parent alone. Both parents should have input in these critical life decisions.

Marriage is all about compromise. Even though you are no longer married, compromise will still be a big part of your life since you are involved in a co-parenting arrangement. Both parents must be able to compromise when it comes to making decisions, caring for the children, seeing the children and much more.

Dropping your child off is much better for them than picking them up at the other parent's house. When you pick up, you are more likely to interrupt a special time between the parent and the child.

How do divorced couples co-parent successfully? This is an interesting topic that should be discussed with your experienced Omaha family law attorney.

Source: HelpGuide.org, "Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents," accessed July 21, 2017

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