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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.

It might help you to remember that you and your ex have a common goal – meeting the child’s best interests. What might differ is the manner in which you make that happen. This is fine, as long as the children are healthy and happy.

The child custody terms should be set based on what the children need. One thing that you must remember here is that these terms can be as rigid or flexible as you want. There is a chance that you and your ex will need strict terms if you can’t work together. More flexible parenting agreements are more for people who are willing to work together.

There are often differences in parenting styles that just won’t work together. When you figure out what these are, you can take steps to make the transition as easy as possible on the children. For example, maybe you require 30 minutes of reading before screen time, but your ex doesn’t require that. Simply reminding your kids about the rule might be all they need to adjust.

We know that this is a hard time for you. We are here to help you determine how you might set up the parenting plan. We will work to keep your children at the heart of all decisions that are made in the process.


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