You may not have considered it, but once you have a parenting plan and decide to drop off your child to the other parent, where will you do so? Is it really a good idea to invite your ex-wife or husband to your home? Would you feel comfortable arriving at his or her home?
You will probably experience a lot of difficult emotions during your divorce process. This may cause you to reach out to friends and family for support, and what better way to do that than utilizing Facebook and other social media outlets, right? Actually, using social media right now might be a bad idea.
Many parents find that it takes some time to get used to the realities of sharing custody of a child. Whether two parents enjoy fairly equal time with a child or one parent retains most privileges, the rights of each parent are important to respect, and violating these rights repeatedly or severely may result in serious consequences. When a parent's behavior grows from inconvenient or frustrating actions to obstruction, courts may find the parent guilty of parenting time interference.
As you go through the divorce process, you can't help but think about how this will impact your relationship with your children.
Co-parenting is one of the hardest things to do. Your marriage already broke down, and now you have to work together with your ex-spouse to parent your child. While it may be difficult at first, co-parenting your child is usually the best thing to do in the long run.
Imagine you suffer a catastrophic hiking accident. You're in a coma and can no longer communicate. Fortunately, you've set up a health care directive regarding the medical care you'd like to receive. The problem is, the doctor doesn't agree with your directive.