Ask a Miami divorce attorney: Co-parenting after a divorce

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If divorcing parents can't come to an agreement regarding a parenting plan, the court may request a social investigation to help determine the best course of action.

If divorcing parents can’t come to an agreement regarding a parenting plan, the court may request a social investigation to help determine the best course of action.

Making a decision to end a marriage can be incredibly difficult when children are involved, as everyone will need to adjust to a new lifestyle. If you’re dissolving your marriage in the state of Florida, you can rest assured knowing that with the help of a Miami divorce attorney, the process will go as smoothly as possible.

Once the divorce is final, however, it’s a good idea to work together with your ex-spouse to determine how you’ll go about co-parenting your children. This isn’t always the easiest of tasks.  Here are some tips you may want to follow:

Be consistent in your parenting – If you and your former partner establish the same rules, schedule and style of discipline for your children, it will give them a consistent set of expectations at each of their homes.

Communicate about important issues – Children’s education, medical needs and cost of living are areas that should ideally be tackled by both parents. By addressing these issues as a team, you can make sure that your son or daughter’s best interests are accounted for.

Stay calm when disagreements arise – Co-parenting won’t necessarily be easy, but by compromising and respecting each other, you can make it work.

If you’re, a friend, or a family member is going through a divorce or a situation that involves co-parenting issues, you need a Miami divorce attorney who understands your unique concerns and will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf and in the best interest of your daughter or son. Scott A. Ferris, Esq. is a family law attorney who ha been practicing since 1987 and prides himself on being available whenever you need him and makes sure that he can return all calls, regardless of the day or time. Contact him today at 305-670-3330.