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New Parenting Stresses After Divorce

After a divorce, you and your spouse may face unique challenges in parenting your children. You may still have negative feelings toward each other, and both your life and your ex-spouse's life may still be in upheaval as you adjust to new homes, new jobs or other major life changes.

The lawyers at Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., understand the acrimonious situations that ex-spouses may become involved in when co-parenting. During a divorce, our Fairfax co-parenting attorneys will work with you to develop detailed parenting plans that outline the responsibilities of each spouse. We can also advise you on how to successfully navigate difficult co-parenting situations that occur after a divorce. We provide experienced representation for a range of family law problems throughout Northern Virginia.

Advice for Successful Co-Parenting

Successfully co-parenting your children is important because the level of civility between you and your spouse can affect your children's well-being. Your children are likely to have fewer problems if they maintain supportive relationships with both parents. You can often help co-parenting go more smoothly by following some basic rules:

  • Facilitate time sharing: Be flexible when the other parent requests a reasonable deviation from the arrangement, and let the other parent know as soon as possible if you are going to be late for drop-off or pickup.
  • Treat the other parent as a business partner: Work out plans in advance when both parents will attend an event for the child. Discuss problems before forming conclusions, and do not dictate.
  • Remember that time sharing is for the child: Keep your time with the children as normal as possible.
  • Give children only information that is needed: Do not discuss adult issues with the children, and work to prevent your children from feeling emotionally involved in conflict between you and your ex-spouse.
  • Find a solid support network: Do not depend on your child to support you or discuss with them your feelings about conflict with the other parent.

Springfield Co-Parenting Agreement Attorneys

Whether you have sole custody or joint custody, co-parenting is a critical but potentially difficult part of your life after divorce. For more information about successful co-parenting techniques and parenting agreements, call 703-962-1829 (toll free 866-494-2620) or contact us online.

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