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Newly divorced and wondering how to navigate joint custody? When both parents can provide a safe, nurturing environment for their kids, joint custody can prove very beneficial for children.
As expected with any major change in family dynamics, getting into the groove of this new arrangement may prove challenging at the outset. Still, with effort, understanding, and flexibility, it won’t take long before your family gets accustomed to the new schedule.
Our experience negotiating custody and visitation arrangements for Rhode Island clients has provided valuable insight into making shared child custody arrangements work. During the divorce proceedings, you and your soon-to-be-ex likely developed a parenting schedule that worked for all of you. Now, it’s time to make that schedule work in real life.
Simple Steps To A Smooth Joint Custody Arrangement
For joint custody to be effective and beneficial to your kids, you must put your differences aside. Easier said than done? Yes. Impossible? No.
To help change your perspective on your ex, try picturing them as your child’s parent, versus your former spouse. As such, the hurt, bitterness, and resentment you have towards your spouse is not important. The only thing that matters is the task at hand—functioning as a parenting team.
For any team to function effectively, they must work towards a common vision. In this case, the singular focus of that vision is helping your children adapt to this major life change.
To help you communicate easier, adhere to these steps:
Making a co-parenting arrangement work for your family will take time and patience. It’s an adjustment period that takes effort from both parents. If you need help navigating child custody or visitation, we can help.
Contact Kirshenbaum Law Associates at 401-467-5300 for a confidential consultation.
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