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How to communicate as a co-parent

A child custody agreement helps parents raise their children when they do not live in the same home. As much of a help as an agreement can be, it can be very difficult to raise children with the other parent when you struggle to see eye-to-eye or agree on many topics. Today, we will help you learn how to communicate as a co-parent so the relationship is successful.

The best places to exchange custody of your children

Handling a child custody agreement is easy for some people and very different and even difficult for others. There's a lot that goes into making sure a child custody agreement works for both parents. One of the most important parts is finding a safe and comfortable place to exchange custody of your children. These locations need to work for both parents involved. You will find some of the best options for child custody exchange in this post.

How to tell your kids about a shared custody arrangement

When a custody agreement is created, its main goal is to provide the children with the best possible situation. Custody is never an easy topic for parents to discuss with each other, let alone their children. When a shared custody agreement is put into place, you need to explain it to your children. There's nothing to hide. Make sure they know the agreement and how everyone is going to work together.

The benefits and drawbacks of virtual visitation

One of the most popular new methods of communicating with children in a child custody arrangement is the method known as virtual visitation. This is when either of the non-custodial parents uses technology to speak to or spend time with their children when they cannot be physically present. The courts don't want this method to become a replacement for physical interactions. Let's take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of virtual visitation in today's post.

Avoid these common mistakes in a child custody battle

Are you going through a child custody battle right now in Florida? If so, it's important for you to avoid making some common mistakes that can hurt your chances of winning the case and custody of your child. It can be difficult to share custody with the other parent, which is why you need to avoid the mistakes mentioned in today's post if you wish to be successful.

Should you place restrictions on parenting time swaps?

No matter how detailed your custody agreement is, if you and your co-parent are sharing custody of your children after divorce, there will be times when the parent who's supposed to have the kids on a designated day (or days) can't fulfill that commitment. Work and other family obligations sometimes make it impossible to care for the kids when you're supposed to.

What are 'good faith' reasons for relocating with your kids?

Many divorced parents deal with the issue of relocation at some point. Here in Florida, if the parent who has primary custody of the children wants to move more than 50 miles away, they need to get the other parent's approval. If that parent doesn't give their authorization, they can take the matter to court.

Why co-parents need a comprehensive holiday schedule

If you and your spouse are in the process of negotiating your child custody agreement, it's essential to include holidays. Most parents focus on the "big" holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's because the kids are out of school, and those holidays tend to involve family gatherings. However, it's essential to look at the entire calendar.

Making the most of the holiday season as a divorced parent

If you're facing your first holiday season as a divorced parent, you're likely experiencing a mix of emotions. Even if this isn't your first December as a part-time single parent, the idea of not being with your kids for all of their holiday celebrations can be difficult. There are things you can do to make things easier for yourself and your children.

Learning to parent again after getting sober

Not long ago, we talked about how parents in recovery can work to get back parental rights and access they were denied because of their problems with alcohol. Greater custody and visitation rights, however, mean learning how to parent children whose trust you may have lost and who may have suffered emotional damage because of your drinking.

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