THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS WHEN YOU MAKE CUSTODY DECISIONS
Coming up with the terms of a parenting plan isn't going to be easy if you don't get along with your ex. One thing that might help everyone involved is if both adults decide to keep everything respectful. This might not be easy, especially when tempers flare, but making a concerted effort can make things less stressful. We know that you might need some assistance with this matter. We are here to work on your behalf to come up with the terms of the agreement and to hash out the more challenging matters.
When we are working on your behalf, we need to know your goals. Giving us an idea of what you hope to get out of the child custody negotiations can help us to determine how we need to proceed. You should remember that you aren't going to get everything you want, so make sure that you rank things in order of importance.
Another thing that you have to remember when you are making these decisions is that it doesn't matter how they affect you. The only focus in a child custody agreement is how things will impact your children. Focusing on the kids can take some of the stress out of things and make your decisions easier.
We know that you might need some help coming up with solutions that will appeal to both you and your ex. We are here to work with you to find creative custody arrangements that will help your children without putting undue pressure on you and your ex. If the negotiations don't work out, you can always turn to the court to issue a ruling on the matter.