Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney and Mediator

Co-parenting help during the divorce and child custody process

Learning how to co-parent following a divorce can be challenging but it is essential for children that parents be able to effectively co-parent as the children grow and develop and everyone moves forward following the divorce. It is important to keep in mind that child custody and co-parenting decisions focus on what is in the best interests of the child.

Franklin parents should always remain focused on what is in the best interests of the child because it will help guide them through their divorce process. It is usually desirable for both parents to maintain a role in their child's life following divorce and it is important to protect those interests. Co-parenting and child custody concerns can be resolved through negotiation or mediation, as well as other family law resources that are available to divorcing couples.

Child custody can be of particular concern to many parents during their divorce process. It is helpful for parents to work together to develop a custody agreement that is best for their child and works for their family. It should take into account where the child will live, who the child will be living with, who will make important decisions for the child and any visitation agreement that is worked out should be detailed. A visitation agreement should address birthdays, holidays and vacations because the more thorough it is, the less chance there is for conflict.

There are many family law resources available to help families and parents through the divorce and child custody process. Having trained guidance along the way, to know when to use each of the resources available effectively, can also be helpful for parents concerned about child custody during their divorce.

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