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Fight only chosen battles with an uncooperative ex

You have probably seen stories on the internet and television about how divorced parents, and sometimes their new spouses, are working as a team to raise their children. Even though these stories are becoming more popular, there are still some parents who have challenging relationships with exes while they are trying to raise the children.

Set the stage for your children to thrive despite divorce

It is often said that you can't move forward until you address the past. This applies to many areas of your life. One of these is your divorce and child custody. How amicable your divorce is can have a direct impact on the child custody relationship you will have moving forward.

Parenting plans for long-distance parenting situations

Many parents who divorce stay in the same area so they can be involved in their child's life. There are also times when one parent has to move away, which can force the child to have a long-distance relationship. There are many things that can help the child in these cases, so you need to think carefully about what is going to work for your kids.

Extracurricular activities can pose child custody challenges

The parenting plan that you work out with your ex has to be one that is based on your child's needs. This can be especially challenging when you have a child who is involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. The issue here is that the child's schedule might not be as flexible as a child who isn't that involved. We know that this is a situation that can be hard to work through.

Find ways to make your house feel like home to your kids

Even when there isn't much distance between homes, it can feel like two different worlds when a child has to move from one parent's home to the other's. The rules might differ and the consequences for breaking the rules might not be the same. There may be changes in schedules. Because of the difficulties that come with learning how to live in two homes, children can often become stressed and upset. It is up to the parents to find ways to help the children adjust.

Parenting plans should cover education decision-making

The end of the school year is nearing. This is the best time of the year to review your child's education in the past year so that you can make any necessary changes before the start of a new school year. If you and the child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, making these changes might be a bit complex.

Handle parenting disagreements carefully

Parents who are divorced often find it difficult to make decisions about the children. After all, you didn't get divorced because you always agreed on matters. When there are disputes about parenting matters, you have to take the time to think carefully about what is best for the kids. We are here to help you evaluate the options and make a plan for moving forward.

Parenting plans can be rigid or flexible, depending on needs

Child custody cases are often difficult for the parents to deal with, but trying to work together with your ex may make this a bit easier. Many parents don't realize that they can really start their parenting relationship off on the right foot if they compromise from the start.

Major child custody decisions shouldn't be put off until later

Many people who have a child custody agreement with their ex likely don't look forward having to discuss potentially contentious matters with that person. Unfortunately, you face the possibility of having to do this as your child gets older and their needs change. It can be difficult to think about making these modifications but the children can suffer if you try to continue to shoehorn them into the terms of an agreement that was made when they were much younger.

Tailor health care terms to your child's needs

Making health care decisions for your children is one of the most difficult things you might have to do when you have a custody agreement. The way that the agreement is structured has an impact on what will happen with this. You have to understand the rights and responsibilities of both parents so that you can make sure that you are in compliance.

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