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Co-parenting doesn’t have to feel like a fight all the time

On Behalf of | Nov 12, 2020 | Parenting Plans And Parenting Time

The end of a marriage represents significant changes in the life of a child. From moving into a new home to adjusting to a new schedule, a divorce can be disruptive and confusing for the youngest members of the family. To reduce the confusion and stress often felt by kids when their parents make this decision, two spouses may decide that co-parenting is the best and most effective approach to child custody for their family.

Co-parenting can provide the children with a certain continuity of lifestyle and the ability to maintain close relationships with both parents. However, it can be challenging for the parents who may have just come through a difficult and emotionally exhausting divorce. With the right priorities and a focus on the best interests of the child, this custody option does not have to be a battle. Nebraska parents should strive to be consistent, fair and respectful of each other as they raise their kids together.

Additionally, parents may benefit from using certain apps and websites that will streamline payment of daily expenses and communication. This will reduce disputes and allow both parents to stay informed. One key principle to keep in mind is that a co-parent needs to love his or her child more than they dislike the other parent. This is a simple way to keep priorities straight and the focus on what truly matters.

Co-parenting is not always easy, but it is worthwhile for many Nebraska parents. Prioritizing the children and protecting their best interests can make this process smoother. Before deciding on any custody plans, it is beneficial to discuss options and concerns with an experienced family law attorney.