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Plan for holiday fun with your children

Now that you have your holiday schedule for child custody decided, you need to make plans for when your children are with you. This can be almost as challenging as trying to figure out the schedule. If your kids are old enough, allow them to provide input about what they would like to do to celebrate.

Decision-making must be covered in a parenting plan

Parents who have a child custody agreement have to decide who is going to make which decisions for the children. There are three main areas of concern — education, health care and faith. When you are working out the parenting plan with your ex, you will have to outline who will handle the major decisions.

Long-distance moves during custody cases can be challenging

One of the most difficult things that parents might have to do when they have gone through a divorce is to move out of the area. This brings up the possibility of having one parent who is going to have a long-distance relationship with their children. Whether you are the custodial parent or not, you have to think carefully about the situation.

Discuss holiday plans with your ex right away

The cooler autumn weather means that the holiday season is fast approaching. If you have children but aren't in a relationship now with their other parent, now is the time that you need to look into what will happen during the holiday season. By taking the time to do this now, you can help your children know what to expect for each upcoming holiday.

Help your children deal with the emotions of divorce

The emotions that come with divorce are hard for some adults to manage. They might be even more challenging for children who don't have the experience handling strong emotions. As a parent, it is your job to help your children cope with the repercussions of divorce in the best way possible.

Use these simple tips to make the most of co-parenting

Having to live your life full of stress isn't a good situation for anyone. Unfortunately, many co-parents find that they are having to deal with some very tense situations just because of the situation. In these times, it is best to remind yourself of some simple tips that can make things a bit easier.

Protect your child's rights when you divorce

Children usually have a rough time when their parents go through a divorce. Even though it is easy for the adults to focus on the logistical matters of the split, they need to ensure that the children have what they need to thrive. There are some specific rights that should be nonnegotiable for the kids.

Child custody cases must consider the child's best interests

Child custody matters have to be handled very carefully. All decisions that have to be made in these matters must take the child's best interests into account. Parents who are going through this now need to realize that they don't have to make plans that will last the entire time that the child lives at home. Instead, the agreement needs to focus on what the child need now. As the kid grows up, the terms can be modified.

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