If you’re a parent considering divorce, you’re likely concerned about the effects a divorce may have on your children. While divorce might be the best option for your family, it introduces big life changes for kids of all ages. Co-parenting is no easy feat. However, it is doable. Sharing common ground, empathy, patience and open communication are avenues to working together for the sake of the children.
Child custody can be resolved through negotiations between the parents. In New York, if there is not a court order for child custody, then both parents have equal rights to physical and legal custody. Many family law attorneys encourage parents to adopt a thoughtful and creative parenting plan that outlines how the children will be raised after separation or divorce.