During a divorce, it seems like nothing can be harder than separating from your spouse and ending a marriage. However, often successfully raising your children with your ex-spouse can seem as hard, if not harder, than the actual divorce. Here are six tips from the family law attorneys at Platt Hopwood on how to successfully co-parent your children:
When parents choose to separate or divorce, it can be the most difficult for the youngest members of the family. In order to alleviate the emotional difficulty that comes during this time of transition, some Florida parents choose to co-parent or share parenting responsibilities.
Your child's education is important. Who gets to make critical decisions about school?
In a recent post, we discussed some back-to-school tips for co-parents. We talked about the importance of prioritizing your child's education and working with your ex to make sure the school year is a success.
Study up on these pointers for a peaceful school year.
Going back to school can be a rude awakening for children after a summer of sleeping late and hanging out at the beach. But it is also a time of transition for parents, particularly those who share child custody and parenting time.
Shared parenting plans may be difficult enough to maintain without one parent considering moving. Some parents may assume that since they are the custodial parent they have the right to move with the children. This is false. Relocating with children, or moving more than 50 miles away from the previous residence for at least 60 days with a minor child who is subject to timesharing with another parent, requires court approval. If you have questions regarding relocating with your children contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.