PRE & POST DIVORCE PARENTING ISSUES
One key to avoiding parenting issues during and after a divorce is to work together to construct a parenting plan that covers all issues relating to the care of your children and one that reflects your children’s best interests.
Consistency is key so it is important that both parents follow the plan and work together to ensure it is followed and that when needed, changes are made in a way that results in little or no disruption to the children’s well-being.
Things that each parent can do to facilitate this include:
- Be on time when picking up your children or when dropping them off with the other parent.
- Communicate with the other parent when issues arise involving school, sports or your children’s health.
- Relay requests for deviations or changes well in advance so the other parent can plan and so the children can be prepared.
- Do not discuss conflicts between you and the other parent with your children.
- Keep current in financial obligations (child support, daycare, etc.).
Is an attorney necessary to help with parenting issues and construct a Parenting Plan?
Consulting an attorney can be key to constructing a successful parenting plan. Family law attorneys have expertise and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing what works and what doesn’t when developing a plan. An attorney can help you to navigate the process and can advise you on what can be expected long-term. Often parents cannot anticipate the future or how parenting can change as children get older.
Call Jeffrey Barth, a skilled and experienced attorney who can help you with parenting issues and construct a plan that follows your child from preschool age on through high school and one that takes into consideration many challenges that parents face when co-parenting after divorce. Thus resolving these types of parenting issues.
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