Tips for Co-Parenting

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When children are involved in a divorce there will often be a custody hearing or agreement to follow. When going through the custody process you can rely on Larsen Law Firm in Provo to provide you with an experienced Custody Lawyer. Listed below are some steps you as a parent can take to help ease the process when co-parenting with your ex-spouse.


Accepting the situation you are in will make the co-parenting process easier. Having a cooperative relationship when it comes to custody with your ex will ease the process not only for you, but for your children as well. Being cooperative will show your children how to handle a tough situation maturely.

Do Your Best

Now that you are in a different parenting situation you will need to realize you are doing the best you can for the situation you are in. If your goal is to do what is needed to keep your children happy and healthy then you care doing your best as a parent. Don’t be so hard on yourself when you have less than perfect moments. No one is a perfect parent, just do your best and your efforts will show.

Be Reasonably Flexible

While you may have a signed off custody agreement with your ex-spouse on a set schedule, it is always a good idea to be reasonably flexible. Holidays often prove to be difficult for those who have set custody schedules. If you have a cooperative relationship with your ex you can be reasonably flexible when it comes to the schedule during these times. If you choose to be flexible, your ex will often return the favor.

Different Houses

Different houses often come with different rules. As a parent you will have a preferred way in which you will want your house to run and that includes a set of rules you will want your children to follow. Sit down with you children and discuss the differences between the houses and the rules they are expected to follow in your home. Children know and will most likely get used to the different rules and styles of living at each house.

Custody of children is often an emotional and trying subject. Do the best you can and have the children in mind when making decisions. If you take the steps listed above you can ease the custody situation to work in your favor. When dealing with the legality of custody situations you can trust the Custody Lawyers at Larsen Law Firm in Provo to help get you through the process. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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