Category: Co-Parenting

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How Do I Choose the Best Co-parenting App?

Tension and bad blood between couples after separation or divorce are common and understandable. However, these conditions make for less-than-optimal parenting. If and when two previous partners commit to actively raising healthy, well-adjusted children, they’ll need teamwork to make the dream work. There’s no getting around the need to interact with one another and to […]

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Co-Parents, Build Your Holiday a Different Way

The holidays are supposed to be a time for thankfulness, family, friends, festivities, and fun. However, big holidays can be maddening with all the preparations and lack of time to get everything done. Holiday stress can really start to build up for the single parent trying to prep for all the events and navigate everyone’s […]

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Should Co-parents Spend Holidays Together?

Custody schedules for the holidays typically get ironed out in the divorce agreement. Conventionally, co-parents consider holiday set-ups such as: Alternating years–Example: Mom’s place for Christmas Eve and Christmas this year but Dad’s place the following year. Alternating holidays– Example: Dad gets Thanksgiving Day; Mom can have Christmas Eve; Dad can have Christmas Day, etc. […]

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Planning for Your Kids’ College After Divorce

Parents often have differing opinions about their kids’ college education: in-state versus out-of-state decisions, community college versus a university, helping your kids pay for college versus a “They’re on their own, now!” mentality. Those differences in opinion can be even more notable when the parents are divorced and have possibly moved on to start a […]

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Co-Parenting a Special-Needs Child

Raising children is rarely easy, and parenting them alone after divorce is even trickier. But what might take the cake for the trifecta of tough situations is taking care of a child with special needs after your divorce. While more challenging, it’s not impossible. With thoughtful planning and open communication, you and your co-parent can […]

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The Co-parent’s Guide to a Successful School Year

Discouraging statistics concerning kids of divorce may have you concerned about your child’s education–they receive worse grades in school and experience more behavior problems. But all hope isn’t lost, and you and your child don’t have to accept that fate. Your deliberate involvement, mindful planning, and handy co-parenting apps is how you will set your […]

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The Best Way to Co-parent Your Newborn or Infant

If your relationship with your baby’s father or mother didn’t work out, it doesn’t mean that your joint custody and child support arrangement is doomed to fail. Countless separated couples have proven they can work well together to become a great co-parenting team. The first step is to treat your relationship with your ex more […]

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Want to Know How to “Win” Joint Custody and Child Support in Your Divorce?

There’s something you need to know before you or your spouse contact a lawyer or file a divorce petition with the court system. Knowing this could increase your odds of getting what you want most in your divorce settlement…happy, well-adjusted kids. Not to mention, it will save you countless months, money, and migraines. If you […]

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The “Dos” and “Don’ts” Guide to Better Co-parenting

No relationship is 100% smooth-sailing. Co-parenting with your ex-spouse and any possible step-parents will be no different. Chances are, you and your ex-spouse’s communication with each other was less than ideal when you were together. If so, it is entirely normal and understandable that you would have your doubts about making it better now that […]