How Do Divorced Couples Co-Parent?

Many people argue that divorce is one of the most difficult experiences someone can go through in their lifetime. If divorce is one of the most difficult, one of the next most difficult things may be trying to raise your children with your former spouse. So how do divorced couples co-parent?

Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

Here are a few strategies you can use to navigate the new waters of successful co-parenting, including:

  1. Be consistent — This will help you create boundaries and help your child to know what to expect from you. Kids may try to push limits even more after the breakup. But setting clear expectations can help them see you are still on top of your parenting game.
  2. Be supportive of your ex — Show your child that you can put aside differences with your former spouse. Now that the divorce is final, make a point not to put down your ex. This will alleviate fears your child may have that they are expected to take sides and form alliances in order to make you happy.
  3. Be count-on-able — Make it your mission to be on time and there when your child needs you. Attend soccer game and chess tournaments. Letting kids know they can count on you to be there will ease their stress of the post-divorce family structure.

Get An Initial Consultation

The experienced Maple Grove child custody attorneys at Terzich & Ort, LLP, help couples work through divorce and custody agreements. Our divorce lawyers can also assist you with post-divorce decree modifications. Call their Minnesota family law office to discuss your legal needs at 763-391-7354. You may also reach the firm online through their email contact form.