When you have children, you may assume that you and their other parent will remain together forever. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work out that way. This means that you may divorce and find yourself in the midst of a child custody situation.
Whether you’re in the midst of a child custody battle or have a parenting plan in place, you should remember these points:
- Never ask the children to relay messages. When children have to pass messages, there’s a chance that it won’t be relayed correctly. It also puts children in a precarious position when they have to get in the middle of their parents’ conversations.
- Never speak disrespectfully of your ex. When parents speak negatively of each other, the children might think that they have to choose sides. No child should ever have to choose between parents.
- Never try to use your children against your ex. You have to remember that a bad spouse can be a great parent. Try to focus on helping your children building a positive relationship with their other parent. Always do what’s best for the children and don’t think about what will make your ex more miserable.
Everything you do must revolve around how it will impact the children. Keeping this at the heart of every decision is beneficial for you and the children.
Your parenting plan is the backbone of the situation
Anyone who is going through a child custody case should ensure that they have all the applicable points covered in their parenting plan. This can help prevent disagreements from occurring, and it might make it easier to provide the children with a stable life.