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Importance of good communication between parents after divorce

| Jul 23, 2020 | Child Custody |

Divorces do not generally occur in Texas when a couple is getting along fine. They occur when couples are mad at each other, hurt or no longer in love with their spouse. This makes them very emotional circumstances and it can be difficult to work together in any way after the split. They may not want to ever see their ex-spouse again after the divorce, but if the couple has children together that is not going to be an option as they will still be involved in their children’s lives.

This means that they must figure out a way to communicate together at least about their children. It is important that parents do not fight, argue or insult each other in front of their children as this can have a detrimental effect on their children and hurt them. Children need both parents in their lives and it is much better for them if they at least see their parents speaking cordially. It is also important that they have some consistency in both homes.

This will require the parents to communicate about various issues they are dealing with in their respective homes. Parents may find it beneficial to set up a weekly call where they can discuss what happened over the last week, discuss upcoming issues, concerns teachers may have and other issues that may arise. It could be helpful to treat communication with the other parent like a business meeting. It does not need to be emotional and parents can just stick to the business at hand, which is their children’s well-being.

Raising children is not always an easy task in Texas, but it can be easier when both parents are doing it together. This is true whether the parents are married or divorced. Parents need to work together, which involves good communication. Sometimes when parents are divorced it requires even more communication too. This may not be easy, but it can be very beneficial for children. Custody and parenting time are not easy issues to resolve and experienced attorneys may be a useful resource.