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Are you following these visitation tips after your divorce?

Your divorce is finally in the past and you're now ready to move forward with your life.

If you have a child with your ex-spouse, you may have to turn your immediate attention to visitation. As the noncustodial parent, it will take some getting used to, but over time you should be able to settle into a groove.

Here are some important visitation tips to follow:

  • Establish a regular visitation schedule: With this in place, you and your child will always have something to look forward to.
  • Always do what's best for your child: For example, you may need to be flexible with your visitation schedule so your child can partake in afterschool and weekend activities.
  • Plan activities that you can enjoy together: There is nothing wrong with spending some down time together, but you should also plan activities in advance.
  • Don't break your child's routine: It's not always easy to do, but you should attempt to stick with your child's routine during your visits. An example of this would be keeping a young child on his or her nap schedule.
  • Play nice with your ex-spouse: You don't have to go overboard, but being cordial will go a long way in making things easier on you, the other parent and your child.

At first, you may find it difficult to follow these visitation tips after your divorce. As time goes by, you'll come to realize that you're settling into your new routine.

If for any reason the other parent is attempting to stop your visits, don't wait to learn more about your legal rights.

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