When people imagine their future, it is unlikely that being a co-parent is what they envision for their family. However, the reality is that relationships do not always work out and co-parenting can be still a successful way to rear your children to be happy and healthy individuals.
Fighting for the right to see your children and being denied visitation can be a heartbreaking situation to be in. You may feel like giving up after you have been denied visitation because you believe that there is no possible way forward. However, there are always options, especially if you are convinced that you are able to make a positive impact on your child's life.
When parents separate, it can often mean that one or both of them will decide to relocate to a different town, city or state. The parents will have their own reasons for doing so: Perhaps they want to be closer to family or they want to gain new career opportunities. However, relocation after a parental separation can have implications for the children.
Change is often a good thing. For one, it brings about growth. But if your recent changes involve separation or divorce and this is your first holiday as newly single, change can feel about as welcome as a skunk at a garden party.
The exchange of child custody can be one of the most excruciating circumstances for parents and children. When the parents have trouble getting along it can rub off on the children. The best interest of the child should always be taken into account when exchanging custody. There's a lot that goes into making the custody exchange safe for everyone in your family.