Child custody decisions are huge matters because they directly impact your child. Being able to get the custody arrangement that’s best for your kids must be the focus of this part of your divorce. Getting this set up as early in the separation as possible is critical so the children have a chance to adjust to the new way of life.
Making good custody decisions and providing the information to the court so it can make the best decisions for the kids are the only ways you can do this. Children need to have a parenting plan that enables them to have the support they need and the stability to thrive.
Look from the outside in
You have to be willing and able to look at how your ex cares for the children. It might be hard for you to realize that a person who’s a terrible spouse can be an amazing parent.
Think carefully about how your ex interacted with the children so you can try to focus on that as you make decisions about the parenting plan. This might make it easier for you to encourage them to have a meaningful relationship with their other parent.
Provide accurate information
The only way that the court will know if a decision is the right one for the children is if completely accurate information is provided. Neither party should embellish anything about the other parent, including problems they had interacting with the children.
Coming to a child custody agreement or even a custody modification everyone can agree on can benefit everyone involved in the situation. Having the assistance of someone familiar with these cases who can help you to find creative solutions to the problems in the custody matter might be beneficial.