Key things to ask when co-parenting and focusing on the kids

Posted by David Jacks | Nov 23, 2015

On behalf of The Jacks Law Group posted in child custody on Friday, July 10, 2015.

For kids in Las Vegas, co-parenting isn't ideal. However, it may be the only thing that you and your spouse can do, so you must make the best of it and work hard to keep your kids' best interests in mind. The following questions are ones you should ask as you move forward.

— Can the children's lives get even better in the wake of a divorce?

The divorce may be the right thing for you and your spouse. By working hard, you could make it the right thing for your children, too, by striving to make their lives even better.

— How can children's self-esteem be increased?

Children often struggle with self-esteem issues after a divorce. Be sure that you take positive action to make them feel better about themselves, and always reassure them that it is not their fault.

— Which parent will give the children the ideal home?

Even if you share a lot of the duties and parenting time, the children are going to live with one parent more than the other. Make sure you pick the home that is best for them, even if it's not yours. Consider things like proximity to their friends or their school.

— Are the children being given adult responsibilities?

Let your children have time to be children. Don't give them responsibilities that only an adult should have just because you decided to get a divorce. You want it to have as little of an impact on their childhood as possible.

After you have answered all of these questions, make sure you know what legal steps to take to make your parenting plan a reality.

Source: The Huffington Post, “10 Key Questions for Caring Co-Parents to Support the Kids You Love!,” Rosalind Sedacca, July 06, 2015

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