How To Co-Parent Amicably
Put Your Children First
When you have children, it can often be hardest on them if you and your spouse decide to get a divorce. Burdine Law in Nashville offers a unique approach to child custody and we always seek to put the child's needs first when we are helping clients come up with a parenting plan. Learn more about how you can co-parent once your divorce is finalized and contact us today if you need assistance.
Put The Child First
The most important thing to remember when you start to approach co-parenting is to put the child's needs first. While you and your former spouse will have issues, you will need to put them aside as much as possible to give your child the best attention and care that they need.
Come Up With A Parenting Plan
Both parents will need to meet and agree upon a parenting plan for the child. This can include health care decisions, educational upbringing, approved activities, and more. In most cases, parents are able to agree upon these items, but it can be a good idea to have these meetings with a lawyer to ensure your plan is in writing and approved so both parents will be required to follow it.
Communicate With Each Other
Communication is key in parenting. While this doesn't mean you must talk to your former spouse regularly, you will need to communicate about the needs of your child on occasion. This can include discussing schedules, navigating pickup or drop off times, and other necessary talking points. Having clear and courteous communication will make the process of divorce easier for your children.
Learn More About Child Custody
To learn more about child custody and co-parenting, contact Burdine Law Firm today. We have plenty of experience dealing with divorce cases and helping the parents co-parent amicably once the divorce is finalized.