4 Tips to Adjust to Co-Parenting

4 Tips for Parents and Children to Adjust to Co-Parenting

Helping your kids get settled into a new life and schedule after your divorce can be a hard task to take on. Co-parenting isn’t just new for you, it’s new for your kids too, and we have a few suggestions to help your family as a whole adjust to co-parenting.

When you share custody of your children in any capacity with your ex, making your kids the priority should come first.

1. Keep Your Children First

As a parent, your children’s wellbeing should be at the forefront of your concerns. This is not only good for your children’s health, but it’s also great for their growing relationship with you.

We know how hard and emotional it can be as a recent divorcee, but it’s crucial to avoid letting any ill or hurt feelings about your divorce get in the way of their relationship with you or your ex.

2. Work Together and Be Professional

Consider working as a team for the sake of your children. Building a friendly and professional co-parenting relationship can work well for your children and help your overall parenting relationship.

Try to treat visitation and communication as if it were your job, meaning keeping up with your visitation schedule, communicating with respect, and keeping meetings cordial.

3. Create a Plan and use Resources

You may not be aware of this, but there are apps, like Our Family Wizard, that help you plan and keep track of your visitation schedule. These apps can be used to share calendars, discuss important information, save messages to use in court, filter out negative language while communicating, and more.

Use tools that are available to you that can help you come up with a cohesive plan that will make your transition easier.

4. Contact a Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in New York

Making sure your kids have everything they need while you’re co-parenting can be difficult if both parents don’t work together for the sake of your children. Our family law attorneys at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC are skilled in helping families navigate custody disputes.

If you would like to ask questions about your custody case and have any questions about co-parenting, call us today at (347) 848-1850 to schedule a consultation!

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