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Could these co-parenting tips help you?

During your divorce, you'll work through a variety of issues regarding child custody and support (among other details).

Even though you have a parenting agreement in place, your work is not finished. You now need to get used to the fact that co-parenting is a way of life.

Here are a handful of co-parenting tips that can help you avoid arguments with your ex-spouse and maintain a strong relationship with your child:

  • Remain flexible, when possible: There will be times when you have to change your schedule to accommodate the other parent or your child. Don't hesitate to remain flexible, as long as this doesn't turn into an ongoing problem.
  • Communicate when necessary with the other parent: You don't have to talk every day, but if it has something to do with your child, you need to stay in touch.
  • Don't turn every matter into something bigger than what it is: A small argument doesn't have to turn into a war. There's nothing wrong with letting things slide every now and again.
  • Respect your child's time with the other parent: Don't get in the way when your child is with the other parent, as this will only make your situation worse.

It's not always easy to follow these co-parenting tips, but once you're in the habit of doing so, you shouldn't have a difficult time staying on track.

If for any reason you find that your ex-spouse doesn't want to follow the parenting agreement, you may want to learn more about your legal rights as to ensure that you take the right steps in the near future.

Source: The Huffington Post, "10 Real Life Tips For Successful Co-Parenting," accessed June 07, 2018

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