The discussion of child custody is never an easy one when having it between you and your former spouse or other parent of your child. It can be an even more difficult discussion when you have it with your child. Explaining shared custody is never easy. Aside from talking about shared custody, you and the other parent need to find ways to make it work. So, how do you make shared custody work?
The most important tip for you to follow is that the custody situation has nothing to do with you or the other parent. It’s all about the child and should remain that way until the child reaches adulthood. The minute you come to this realization, the easier it will be to make shared custody a success.
The arrangement you choose with the other parent should be based on the age of your children, their activities and their needs. As you create the arrangement, you also need to take a look at the schedules of both parents, the personalities of the children and how child care will fit into the plan.
It’s important for you to understand that just because your ex was a bad spouse, it doesn’t mean he or she is also a bad parent. There are huge differences between parenting and learning how to make a marriage successful. Even though communication is key for both, it is two different types of communication.
Trying to make shared custody a success can be challenging to say the least. Once you read through and understand the tips outlined in today’s post, you and the other parent of your child should have no trouble making shared custody a success in Kentucky.