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Co-parenting might test your patience. Take it in stride.

The transition from a married couple to a divorced, co-parenting situation isn't usually easy. You might find that your priorities and methods change with the divorce. This can lead to some challenges when you are working with your ex. It is important to remember that you might not always get along with him or her, but you should still be able to have a positive parenting relationship.

Moving with your child after divorce: Complications

You've gotten a divorce, and you settled your child custody and visitation arrangements with your ex. Everything is going well when you get the call that you've been promoted. Now, the company wants to move you across the country.

Adjusting parenting time and custody for the school year

Summer is a beautiful time to enjoy bonding with your children. You and your former spouse may have each taken an opportunity to travel with your children at some point. Vacations, holidays and weekend cookouts can all be the basis of great memories for years to come. However, if you're in the process of getting divorced, you may need to look at your parenting plan and visitation schedule to ensure it remains fair.

Elements Of A Good Parenting Plan

When mom and dad decide to end the marriage, the kids are often left feeling stranded and unstable in a world where they aren't sure what is going to happen. As parents work through financial and emotional issues related to divorce, an important piece of the puzzle is creating a parenting plan that works for your family. Every family is unique, but there are general guidelines that should be followed when creating a parenting plan.

When divorcing parents have teens

Teens can have very different needs and a very different life situation than younger children. So, it is no surprise that some unique concerns can arise for parents when it comes to their teens, particularly when life-changing events occur, such as divorce.

The importance of avoiding custody exchange conflicts

Among the many things that the coparenting relationship generally involves after parents split are custody exchanges. These exchanges are when the kids go from one parent to the other (such as when one parent is giving the other parent the kids for that parent’s visitation time).

Tips for grandparents whose adult kids divorce

Being a grandparent has all kinds of unique concerns connected to it. Some special concerns can arise for grandparents when their adult kids get divorced. In such a situation, a grandparent may be very worried about the wellbeing of both their child and their grandchildren.