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Communication may help conflicting parents with child custody

Even under the best of circumstances, parenting can be difficult. When going through a high-conflict divorce, some Kentucky parents may feel that its impossible to keep everything together. Though it can be stressful, parents may want to remain focused on child custody proceedings, the well-being of their children and their best options for moving through the legal process.

It may benefit some parents to remember that just because they are ending their marriage does not mean that they will no longer have to interact. Their kids create a permanent bond between them, and they may find it useful to determine how they can effectively communicate. Though it may not immediately seem feasible to have discussions without arguments erupting, continuing to work on communication may be beneficial even after divorce.

Additionally, parents may want to discuss any important or sensitive issues when the kids are not present. If parents feel that the chance of conflict is high, staying away from the children may help prevent the kids from feeling uncomfortable. Relationships and bonds may remain stronger if parents are able to remain respectful and amicable toward each other in the presence of the children.

When it comes to making child custody decisions, it may be hard for parents to come to terms. One parent may find certain arrangements more appealing while the other believes that other terms are necessary. Though it may take some time, Kentucky parents may want to ensure that they work to come up with the custody terms that best suit the needs of their children.

Source: delval.edu, "Navigating Parenting in High-Conflict Divorces", Nov. 7, 2017

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