Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

Ending a marriage creates a number of challenges, especially as parents learn how to develop a successful co-parenting relationship. At the Law Offices of David T. Garnes, LLC, we have 15 years of experience guiding New Jersey and Pennsylvania families through the stressful divorce process. Our goal is to determine a solution that works for your family and allows you to maintain a stable home life for your children.

If you are considering divorce, call our Cherry Hill office at 856-324-4593 for the personalized legal counsel you need.

3 Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

We have assisted a number of families to smoothly transition into post-divorce life. Below are three tips to ease your family into co-parenting:

  1. Avoid criticizing your ex-spouse. Your kids are always listening, and they are internalizing what they hear. If you and your ex-spouse have a serious dispute, both parents need to make a concerted effort to not speak poorly of each other if the kids are present.
  2. Maintain a consistent schedule. Co-parenting issues arise whenever parents fail to adhere to their custody and visitation schedules. Maintaining a consistent schedule helps your children adjust to their new reality, and helps you stay out of court. Some conflicts are unavoidable, but you should make an effort to adhere to your agreement. If you foresee a problem, immediately communicate the concern with your ex-spouse. If schedule conflicts become a regular issue, you may need to discuss the possibility of a custody modification with your attorney.
  3. Maintain a civil relationship. It can be difficult to depersonalize interactions with your ex-spouse after years of an intimate relationship, but an air of professionalism can benefit all parties. Avoid arguing over minor details in your child's life that do not matter in the long run. Developing a civil relationship decreases your stress and provides your child with a more stable home environment.

Contact Our Lawyer For Knowledgeable Divorce Counsel

We understand the difficulty of divorce. Our goal is to guide you through this trying time, and to offer solutions to ease your transition. If you are looking to establish a workable co-parenting plan, call us at 856-324-4593. You may also send us an email to schedule an initial attorney consultation at a time that works best for you.