When openly embraced by divorced parents, the notion of co-parenting can be incredibly beneficial for the entire family. Establishing an effective co-parenting relationship, however, can be difficult for some.
In this issue, the San Diego divorce attorneys with the Men’s Legal Center will provide a few tips that should serve as a framework for setting up an effective co-parenting plan.
If you’re considering divorce, get in touch with us here at the Men’s Legal Center. You can receive a free phone consultation and make your appointment by calling 619-234-3838 or getting in touch via email.
Do the rules have to be the same for both households?
While the rules of both households do not necessarily have to be word for word, they should be similar and consistent enough, so the children do not have to adjust to two completely different sets of standards.
Responsibilities and expectations for items such as homework, prohibited behavior and curfews should be followed in both households.
What about discipline?
You and your former spouse or partner should agree on how discipline is handled. Even if your child is disciplined for something that happened at the home of the other parent, the discipline should continue when the child is at your home.
For example, if your child loses television or phone privileges for a week, that discipline should continue at your house if the child comes over within that one-week timeframe.
What if I can’t agree with my child’s other parent?
It’s only natural for two people to disagree on issues related to their children. The trick is to keep things on a calm and even keel.
When you do disagree, keep the lines of communication open with one another. Be sure, though, not to discuss the differences in front of your child.
If you’re considering divorce, call the Men’s Legal Center in San Diego.
If you’re considering divorce, we urge you to secure legal representation so that you’re fully protected in your post-divorce life. You can receive a free phone consultation and make your appointment by calling 619-234-3838 or getting in touch via email.