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When Co-Parenting Doesn't Go to Plan

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Summer is a time when co-parents often face new challenges. The weather is nicer, the kids are out of school, and it can be more difficult to stick to a routine. When problems arise, it's important to have a plan in place for how to deal with them. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to deal with co-parenting challenges when they come up.

Communicate When Possible

If you're having trouble communicating with your co-parent, it's important to try to find a way to resolve the issue. This may mean sitting down and having a conversation, or it may mean seeking out counseling or mediation. If you're not able to communicate effectively, it will be more difficult to make decisions about your child's care.

Flexibility Is Helpful

It's also important to be flexible when co-parenting. There will be times when one parent needs to change the schedule or make last-minute plans. While it's not always possible to accommodate these changes, it's important to try to be flexible when possible. This can help reduce stress for both parents and children.

Resources Are In Place

Co-parenting can be challenging, but it's important to remember that you're not alone. There are many resources available to help parents through the challenges of raising children together. For example, if you need assistance with organization, there are mobile apps you can download for use. With a little planning and effort, you can make co-parenting work for your family.

Legal Assistance When Necessary

If co-parenting is not going in your or your children’s favor, it may be necessary to seek legal assistance. A custody and visitation arrangement should always emphasize the well-being of the child. If your fellow co-parent is failing to uphold to their end of the agreement or is negatively influencing your child, you can rework your established agreement with the assistance of an experienced attorney.


Contact Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. at (916) 794-4576 to set up a consultation today.