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Three tips for effective co-parenting

Divorce may be the best solution to a struggling marriage, allowing both spouses to go their separate ways according to their individual needs. When you have minor children, however, your divorce might not be as simple as you may want it to be. Being a divorced parent means you and your ex-spouse will likely have to continue interacting and working together as co-parents.

Child custody: Addressing the current and future needs of kids

Many parents in Minnesota and elsewhere place a high priority on the well-being of their children. When facing divorce, parents may wish to protect the future of the kids by pursuing a child custody agreement with their best interests at heart. However, while looking to the future could be crucial, parents may also find it advisable to stop and think about how their current actions might be affecting the kids.

Speaking with kids about divorce while limiting their involvement

It can be difficult to prepare for certain changes in life, such as the end of a marriage. Divorce can be a stressful and daunting experience for everyone involved, but perhaps more so for kids. Parents in Minnesota who are facing a similar situation may wish to safeguard the future well-being of their kids by reaching a child custody agreement with their needs at the forefront, but a parent may find it beneficial to take steps to address any issues they are currently experiencing as well.

Why you should fight for shared parenting during divorce


When joint parenting is not agreed to in a divorce, the parent who is left with just visitation rights will often fight for more parenting time. Because having less time with a child is not always best for a child, parents will often fight for shared custody. Such an arrangement can be extremely beneficial. However, this requires either parents to agree to such an arrangement or a judge to award such an order. Unfortunately, many fathers are faced with the fight to obtain shared parenting. This is not only fueled by their parental rights, but also for the best interests of the child.

What are the benefits of shared parenting post-divorce?


Filing for divorce induces a wide variety of thoughts and concerns. This is especially true for Minnesota parents considering the needs and interests of a child or children during the process. While no parent seeks to split up his or her family, in some cases, this is the best option for everyone involved. Thus, it is important to consider how best to parent following divorce and how to ensure the best interests of the children can continue to be met post-divorce.

Helping you strategize through the child custody process


Parents in Minnesota and elsewhere tend to focus on the needs of their children over their own needs. While this is typical no matter the age of the child, this could prove to be difficult when parents divorce. Although the focus still remains on the child or children, the transition from a one-house family to a two-house family can be very challenging and emotional on everyone involved. Additionally, this process requires parents to agree on a fair and effective custody arrangement.

Overcoming the disadvantages of joint custody arrangements


Parents in Minnesota make major decisions regarding their children all the time. While this is just a part of being a parent, it is not always easy to make the difficult parenting decisions. This is especially true when parents are divorced. And, depending on the child custody arrangement, parents may find this to be a complex matter.

Scarlett Johansson and ex battle over custody of their daughter


Divorce can be a difficult life event for Minnesota residents. It can even be a messy process, impacting not only the spouses but also the children, if the divorcing couple has any. While dissolution is a challenging time for anyone, for celebrity couples, the added publicity and social media coverage of the process can make it extremely taxing. Even more so, reaching a resolution under the public eye can further complicate the matter, possibly adding issues or even lengthening the process.

The right information can be invaluable in child custody matters


When couples in Minnesota divorce, child custody is probably the most wrenching issue emotionally. Parents worry, understandably, about the emotional impact their divorce will have on the kids. And, for the parents themselves, the realization that they may no longer see their children every day can be devastating.

Should medical marijuana use affect child custody decisions?


Minnesota legalized medical marijuana in 2014, when the legislature passed a law establishing the state's Medical Cannabis Program. The existence of this law raises the question of whether a parent's use of medical marijuana should be a factor in child custody determinations. In California, this has already become an issue.

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