In homes where two parents get along and work well together, it can be hard to raise children on the best of days. That’s why it is so easy to understand the difficulty of raising children when parents are in a state of conflict.
Two people who don’t get along well are bound to have some disagreements when it comes to raising their children. As a parent, though, it is your responsibility to make sure you and the other parent can come to an arrangement that you both agree on. You may have a loose set of rules that your child or children have to follow at each home or have special rules for deciding on how you raise your child in a specific faith.
One of the most important things you can sit down and do together is to come up with a parenting plan to go alongside your custody plan. Parenting plans can be built into custody arrangements or made separately. While the custody plan dictates where a child lives and who has custody on certain days, your parenting plan will have more information on how you provide your child’s care.
There is the possibility that you and your ex-spouse will have trouble coming up with a parenting plan you agree on. If that’s the case, consider working with a mediator or counselor, your attorney or another third party to help you get through the dispute and negotiate a resolution. Keep your children’s health and happiness in mind, and you will make choices that positively affect their future.