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Kentucky parents may worry about child custody options

The idea of losing any time with their children could be difficult for many Kentucky parents. As a result, if those parents go through divorce, child custody agreements may be a particular point of concern. Even if individuals are able to agree on a joint custody arrangement and utilize co-parenting, the adjustments may take some time to get used to.

Many individuals should understand that co-parenting may not be entirely what the title suggests. Co-parenting may sound like each parent has equal daily roles in the children's lives that they work together to carry out. However, the arrangement is often more similar to each parent having individual time on separate days to be with the children, though it may be a more equal amount of time than other custody agreements. 

In addition to getting used to time away from the kids, parents will likely also have to understand that each parent may approach situations involving the children differently. Parenting styles can differ from individual to individual, and the children may pick up on those differences. However, it may be important to make sure that the children understand that each parent has authority in his or her own right.

If co-parenting is a child custody option being considered by Kentucky residents, they may wish to ensure that they fully understand what that type of agreement entails. If custody schedules and parenting styles could be an issue, individuals may wish to take a different approach to their terms. Either way, discussing the desired outcomes with experienced attorneys could help individuals work toward those goals.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Co-Parenting After A Difficult Divorce: A Delicate Balance", Danilo Alfaro, Nov. 3, 2016

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