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Child custody and daily life after divorce

Long after the divorce papers have been signed, many divorced Connecticut couples still find it necessary to maintain some sort of relationship with their former spouse. The primary reason for this is that they share children. Even after the divorce is finalized, child custody issues as well as basic parenting decisions still must be resolved.

Many divorced parents do find a way a put aside their differences and do what is best for the children involved. Often, this includes making joint decisions regarding what is and is not appropriate for the children to participate in. It can also involve sharing joint custody of the children so that both parents are able to maintain a healthy relationship with them.

Unfortunately, some parents are unable or unwilling to work with the other individual. Sometimes, one parent will do something in an attempt to obtain a reaction from the other parent. For example, in some cases, the parent who is to pick up the child for the weekend will show up several hours late. Or, the parent dropping off the children may be extremely late in doing so. While these instances may prove to be an inconvenience to the other parent, it is unfortunately an example of using the children and further harming the relationship with them.

Child custody is often an emotional part of the divorce decision. However, as Connecticut couples move on as separate individuals, they still must find a way to be parents to their children. While the details are laid out in the custody agreement, the facts are lived out on a daily basis.

Source: Huffington Post, "Understanding Child Custody Disputes With Help From National Family Solutions", Mike Wood, Oct. 6, 2016

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