When Texas residets get divorced or separate from their child’s other parent, working out a child custody agreement can be difficult. People are often highly emotional during divorces or breakups, and unfortunately, they sometimes try to make custody decisions out of spite.
The most important thing for parents to remember is that their child’s best interests have preeminence over their own. A good child custody agreement for children who are of school age will most likely vary between summers and the school year. When parents are trying to negotiate an agreement, they should remember to take into account their child’s activities, age and developmental needs.
Also important is the parents’ individual schedules as well as the distance they live from one another. If parents have difficulty communicating with one another, co-parenting may be more difficult. Parents can try to combat this issue by agreeing to communicate about the child only and by doing it through texting or email if necessary.
Co-parenting can be very difficult, but it is possible to go about it in a child-centered, positive manner. When a parent is going through a divorce or is in a child custody dispute, the help of a family law attorney may be beneficial. An attorney may be able to help the client to step back from the situation in order to determine what will most benefit the child. When parents decide to approach custody in this way, they are more likely to craft an agreement that is reasonable and realistic. Children often do best when they are able to enjoy loving relationships with both parents. An attorney may be able to help the client negotiate a child custody agreement that can obtain the court’s approval.