For many parents, the process of negotiating child custody terms is a challenge. There are so many factors that they need to consider that it might seem overwhelming at first. Understanding what to expect and using the proper techniques can help you.
One thing that you must remember when you’re dealing with child custody is that the focus has to remain on the children. The decisions you make must be what’s in the child’s best interests, so you’ll have to remove other factors from the equation.
Think of the impact of terms
You must be careful of the terms you suggest for the parenting plan. These can sometimes backfire, so remember that in most cases the terms you seek for your co-parent will also apply to you. One thing that you shouldn’t put in the parenting plan is limits regarding the child’s communication with each parent.
Leave the past there
Your emotions will be raw when you’re dealing with child custody because this happens during the divorce. You can’t let the things that ended the marriage come up during the custody case because they likely don’t matter. The only way that those factors matter is if they directly impact the safety or health of the children.
Anyone who’s going through a child custody battle should understand the options they have for each decision that must be made. Think about how each one will affect the kids and make the decision accordingly. The parenting plan you create is what will govern situations with the children. Getting this set up as soon as possible benefits them as well as both of you.