- Family Law Overview
- Division of Assets
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce Modifications
When you have to come to terms with the fact that either you or your former spouse may be moving to another state, your first concern is likely your children. Co-parenting after a divorce can seem challenging enough, but how do you make it work when you’re co-parenting from different states?
Interstate parenting agreements are a very sensitive and challenging subject—even more so than a traditional custody agreement (or battle, as the case may be). Regardless of how fair or equitable you strive to be in your agreement, one or both parents often walk away feeling as if they’re being shortchanged in the relationship with their child.
While this can’t be completely avoided in many cases, there are some techniques and coping mechanisms you can follow to at least make an interstate custody agreement more manageable and for everyone involved:
Interstate parenting is never going to be simple, but it also doesn’t have to be full of heartache. The best initial step you can take is working with your divorce attorney to outline a custody and parenting plan that address current and future issues that may arise, and then taking every possible step to ensure you remain fair and flexible, and ask the same of your former spouse.
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