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:
Divorce is a heartbreaking experience for all involved and the situation can worsen when children are affected. Ten years ago the standard timesharing agreement was called a custody agreement and allotted a majority of the time to the mother with the father enjoying every other weekend and Wednesdays evenings with the child(ren). Today, the court system encourages 50/50 or semi-equal timesharing and shared parental responsibility of the minor child(ren). The courts have stopped giving automatic preference to the mother and instead look at each case on an individual basis to determine a timesharing agreement that is in the best interest of the child(ren).