If a marriage starts to head down a tumultuous path and become really difficult to bear, couples often go through counseling to try and save the marriage. However, not all marriages can be saved, which means, sometimes, the result is that the couple files for divorce. Louisville, Kentucky, divorced readers might understand that the process can be settled more easily if there are no children involved. The involvement of children in any divorce case can turn the process into a difficult one. Rather than digging up the past, parents may wish to consider some simple advice that may help them to turn child custody disputes into a positive situation.
Hollywood movies that feature divorced parents are common nowadays. Both parents are present whenever the child celebrates his or her birthday, and they attend the child's events together as a family. How is this possible? It all starts with the discussion about child custody. Parents choose to handle the case with one parent seeking the sole custody of the child, leaving the other parent with just visitation rights.
If the parents want that to be the outcome, they should first think of the possible effect that such a custody arrangement may have on the child. Although, it may be really difficult to work with the ex-spouse, parents should consider that their children may be happier, if both parents are present during special events, such as piano recitals or baseball games, in spite of the divorce.
Shared custody is probably the best option for many divorcing parents who want to work together for the sake of their children. In order for this arrangement to become successful, parents should set their boundaries and understand their responsibilities as parents, and they should make sure to respect the boundaries.
Source: The Huffington Post, "The best gift divorced parents can give their kids," Amy Arndt, May 27, 2014