One of the most common concerns parents have during divorce is providing their kids with a custody and visitation plan that will provide them with stability and security long-term. For many Mississippi families, shared custody offers a way for parents to have regular, consistent contact with their kids, and it allows their kids to maintain strong relationships with both parents. However, shared parenting is difficult, and there can sometimes be problems that arise.
Addressing challenges and seeking solutions
Child custody arrangements all come with different challenges. Shared parenting requires cooperation and a commitment to the needs of the children above all else. This can be difficult, and problems can arise. When they do, the following steps may be helpful:
- Consider moving so that children don’t have to travel too far between homes.
- Go to therapy, as a family and individually.
- Establish healthy boundaries.
- Reflect on personal boundaries and find areas where changes could be necessary.
These are all steps that could make it simpler and easier for Mississippi parents to set aside their own personal feelings and prioritize the needs of their children above all else.
For the sake of the kids
The intent of any child custody arrangement is to provide stability and security for the children. If shared parenting is what is best for a family, parents will benefit from considering how they can make choices that will reduce complications and make things as easy as possible for the children. If problems are not easily resolved, it may be helpful to speak with an attorney regarding the legal options that are available.