Parents going through a divorce have many issues to think about — some of which takes the focus off their own feelings — namely their children. When considering the details of child custody parents have to think about what is best for their kids. Sometimes, that’s difficult when a parent doesn’t consider it to be best for him or her. There are some misconceptions about the issues surrounding divorce that may make it easier for Kentucky residents to go through the process.
The first big misconception divorcing parents may have is that they will never have to communicate with their former spouse once the divorce is final. The truth is once a couple shares children, they are somehow tied forever. They will have to make major decisions together that concern their children. Even when the children become adults, chances are they will still have to maintain some civility at family events such as marriages.
It is also crucial to keep in mind that no matter how former spouses treat each other after the divorce, they cannot let that cloud their judgment about what kind of parent they are. Even if they were not the most stellar spouse, they could be a great parent. If each person focuses on how their former spouse interacts with the children, it may be easier to help their children to continue to foster a positive relationship with the other parent.
After child custody issues have been ironed out and parents need to move forward to co-parent their children, it’s important to have a firm grasp on what they should and should not do. Children will look to their parents for examples on how they should react to the divorce. If Kentucky residents need help to come up with a co-parenting plan that is in the best interests of their kids, they might wish to seek independent legal advice from an attorney experienced in family law.