It's very common that after an Arvada divorce and child custody case, there can be hard feelings. You don't just get to walk away from that person, as much as you may want to, if you share children. While you may not like it, it's important that you effectively communicate with your ex, because it's what's best for your children. After a divorce, they are going through a transition too, and the better the two of you handle things, the better your kids will as well.
Even when a couple has a relatively amicable divorce and child custody agreement, it does not mean that co-parenting will be a walk in the park. There will definitely be baggage that makes it more difficult to get along. Often there are power struggles, where both parents want to be the one making the decisions and they don't want to give up any control. This is a possibility you need to prepare for if you are getting divorced. Here are some tips on how to manage these situations, so you can be the best co-parent for your children.
Co-Parenting and Child Custody can be a difficult endeavor after a Wheat Ridge or Arvada divorce, but luckily there are apps that can be extremely helpful in facilitating communication between co-parents. The technology is especially helpful for parents who might not communicate well - as you can cut down on the face-to-face or over the phone contact and have record of the communications as well. Let's look at some popular apps that can help you and your co-parent successfully parent your children.
Divorce can be messy, but it is especially complicated when child custody is involved. It is no longer just about dividing assets and determining alimony, but is expanded to include child support, parental responsibilities and what is in the best interest of your child. Because of the high stakes involved, child custody is usually more difficult to navigate - both emotionally and legally. The most important thing for anyone dealing with a divorce where children are involved is to understand the process and how child custody is determined.
If you are filing for divorce and children are involved, or if you are addressing child custody with the Jefferson County Court, often a requirement of the court is to attend a co-parenting class. Whether required or not, it can be a very helpful class to prepare both parents for possible issues and obstacles that may come up while trying to co-parent. For many, co-parenting is a new experience and so you may not know exactly what to expect moving forward. This type of course can prepare you for those situations and give you a better idea of what's to come. You and your co-parent are not required to take this class together, but can attend separate sessions.
The holidays are officially upon us and while it is a wonderful time of year, for divorced couples with children, figuring out a parenting schedule can be stressful. It's understandable that both parents would want to have their children with hem to celebrate the season, but when parents live in different houses, then compromises must be made. As experienced divorce and family law attorneys in Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Littleton, we often see this time of year become a time of unhappiness and disdain for both the separated parents and children alike. That's why we suggest discussing the holiday plans well in advance, so arrangements can be made and plans can be changed if necessary.