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Back to school might mean child custody changes are necessary

There are many things that parents have to deal with when back-to-school season starts. Buying school supplies, figuring out schedules and handling the kids' anxiety jitters are some of these. When you and your child's other parent are divorced, there can be additional complexities added to an already stressful situation.

Special needs children and divorce: A challenging intersection

Parenting a special needs child isn't easy, even in the best of circumstances. The scope of the child's needs can directly impact the difficulty of the parenting situation. For parents who are going through a divorce, making plans for child custody of a special needs child can be a real challenge.

Individual circumstances matter in child custody cases

Nothing beats spending time with your children. When you are divorced, you likely don't get to do this as much as you want to. Unfortunately, you and your ex will have to split the time with the children. It is imperative that you take the time to focus on getting a child custody order that enables you to do this in a meaningful way. We are here to help you make this happen.

Help your teen understand the divorce and how to cope

Divorcing when you have a child is a challenge, but it can be a very trying time when you are dealing with a teenager. A teen has become accustomed to the way of life that involves you and your ex still together. They might push against the divorce to the point that they make both parents miserable. It is up to you to help the child work through the problems they are experiencing. You and your ex might have to work together to ensure that the child's best interests are a priority.

Child custody for teenagers should be flexible

Child custody cases have to take the child's age and maturity level into account. When you are dealing with a teenager, you likely need to have a more flexible agreement. Many teens are socially active, have school events and may have extracurricular activities. These don't always work with a rigid schedule.

Working through child custody matters with your ex

Your children are precious to you and their other parent. This is one of the primary reasons why child custody matters are so difficult to deal with when you and your ex split up. We can help you learn about the options that you have for addressing the custody matters that come up in your case.

Child custody matters must put the children first

Child custody matters are usually either very easy to deal with or very difficult, depending on how well you and your ex can get along and work together during the process. If both parents can cooperate and arrive at an agreement for the custody during the divorce process, the future will likely be a bit easier.

Make a plan for issues that come up in a co-parenting situation

Having a co-parenting relationship isn't always easy, but you might realize that it is what is best for your children. If you are in this type of arrangement with your ex, you might need to make a plan now for what you are going to do when issues develop. Making the plan when you aren't under stress can help you to feel more in control when you are going through a difficult situation.

Co-parenting might not work for every situation

Co-parenting is something that might not work for all parents who aren't in a committed relationship for each other. This type of parenting arrangement means that you and your ex will have to work closely together to create a cohesive and consistent life for your children.

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