Some couples exit the divorce process and go completely separate ways. If you are a parent, then this won’t be an option for you. You and your former spouse are going to need to find a way to put your differences aside and become efficient co-parents.
Of course, this is a lot easier said than done, and you’re going to need to overcome several obstacles. Anticipating these challenges before they arise can make dealing with them much easier.
Outlined below are a few things to keep in mind:
It can take both parents and the child a bit of time to adjust to life post-divorce. The custody arrangement that has been put in place will be new for everyone, and there may be some hiccups in the beginning. It’s important to try and remain calm in the beginning and navigate any teething issues with effective communication.
Of course, if you try this and your ex still refuses to cooperate, there may be other options. Whether or not your ex is happy with the custody arrangement, it is legally binding and they must stick to it.
Weaponizing the children
Your ex may realize that they can no longer upset you through their conduct. In some cases, they might try and hit you where it hurts the most, through your children. If you notice that your child’s attitude toward you has suddenly changed in a negative manner, it’s important to find out why.
Sadly, some parents attempt to turn their kids against the other by badmouthing them and blaming them for the divorce. This is not helpful for anyone, and it can actually do long-term damage to your child.
If the custody arrangement is not working out post-divorce, it’s important to take prompt action. Having some legal guidance behind you will give you a better idea of your options.