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How can I make shared custody work?

Divorce is rarely easy for Oceanside parents. This is particularly true when it comes to shared custody agreements, which can be challenging under even the best of circumstances. Fortunately, there are some great tips that will allow you and your ex-spouse to provide a kind and loving environment for your children no matter what.

According to Parents, you should refrain from painting your ex as a bad parent simply because he or she was a bad spouse. In many cases it’s possible for an ex to remain a loving parent despite any difficulties that occurred within the course of a marriage. Also, your kids must have a loving relationship with both parents for the sake of their well-being. To this end, their best interests should trump any ill-feelings you have about the demise of your relationship,

It’s also important that you are able to compromise on the little things. Fighting over insignificant decisions can take a lot of strength and energy, and will most likely only add to contentious feelings. Instead, save your energy for the truly important decisions (i.e. those concerning your child’s schooling or healthcare) and make every attempt to compromise when the stakes aren’t as high.

Additionally, you must take your kids’ needs into account when making any decisions on their behalf. For instance, younger kids will often have much different needs than teens. Accordingly, the custody arrangement between you and your ex should always reflect the needs of your children. Agreements should also be revisited as time progresses to ensure they are still relevant. If you live nearby your ex, you can even break up parenting responsibilities throughout the week to make it easier on all involved.


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