Limit Parenting Conflicts With a Co-Parenting Agreement After Divorce
If both you and your ex-spouse have some percentage of custody of your children after divorce, then you are, by default, co-parents. This relationship can be difficult if you let bad feelings from the divorce simmer or refuse to talk to each other. Instead, consider what is best for your children, which is for you and your ex-spouse to work together to raise your children in a healthy and united way, even if you no longer parent together.
A great way for you and your ex-spouse to clearly define your shared parenting goals and separate responsibilities is through the creation of a co-parenting agreement. You can find many templates online, but we suggest you work together to create your own so that the agreement can reflect your shared values and the duties you feel comfortable assuming.
A co-parenting agreement can look any way you want it to. It can include things as simple as a shared commitment to have the children bathed, packed, and ready when the other parent comes to pick them up, or something a little deeper, like an agreement by both parents not to speak negatively about one another in front of the children.
This great article by FamilyByDesign goes into much greater detail about co-parenting agreements. If you are considering divorce in Temecula, contact the friendly, understanding attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht.