Recent Posts in the Co-Parenting Category

  • Examples of Joint Custody Schedules

    Examples of Joint Custody Schedules Shared Parenting Time Schedules: 6 Examples Divorce or separation can be turbulent, and amidst the emotional upheaval, figuring out child custody can feel overwhelming. If you and your co-parent are committed to shared parenting, then a joint custody schedule might be the right fit for your family. Here are six potential options when it comes to joint custody schedules: 1. Alternating Weeks This schedule allows the child or children to spend one week with one parent and then the following week with the other parent, ensuring ...
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  • Summer Break & Child Custody: Tips for Co-Parents

    Summer Break & Child Custody: Tips for Co-Parents Making the Most of Your Parenting Time During Summer Visits Summer break brings a welcome change of pace for children, but for parents, it can raise questions about childcare and maximizing quality time. Read on to learn how to make the most of your parenting time during summer break. Parenting Time Tips for the Summer We understand that custody arrangements vary, with some parents enjoying full summer schedules while others share parenting time during the break. For some, summer might be the only time they have physical ...
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  • What to Do if Co-Parenting Isn’t Working

    What to Do if Co-Parenting Isn’t Working Co-parenting refers to a parenting situation where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced, separated, or no longer living together. In an effective co-parenting setting, both parents maintain their responsibilities toward the child's upbringing, each playing an integral role despite their individual living circumstances or the nature of their personal relationship. The importance of successful co-parenting cannot be understated: it is crucial for a child's mental and emotional well-being. ...
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  • Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion

    Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion Being a parent isn’t easy, especially when you share your parenting time with your ex-spouse. The two of you may no longer be a couple, but you are both responsible for raising your child with love, consistency, and healthy boundaries. Acclimating to life as a single parent can be very difficult, especially if the divorce is causing your child to act out or if you and your ex have disagreements on how you want to parent your child. Keep in mind that you are all taking on new roles, so an adjustment period is perfectly ...
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  • What Are the Different Types of Visitation?

    What Are the Different Types of Visitation? Visitation rights, in the context of family law, refer to the legal privileges granted to the non-custodial parent to spend time with their child after a separation or divorce. These rights are designed to maintain the parent-child relationship and ensure the well-being of the child, despite the altered family structure. The manner and extent of visitation can vary dramatically depending on the specifics of the situation, including the child's needs, the parents' ability to cooperate, and the physical distance between the ...
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  • Initiating Divorce During the Holidays

    Initiating Divorce During the Holidays It’s not uncommon for a person or couple to decide to divorce around the holidays. Many do choose to wait until after the new year to file, which is why there are typically a lot more divorce petitions filed in January. However, if you have decided to proceed with the divorce during the holiday season, there are some things you should consider. Our Washington divorce lawyers have put together a few tips to help you survive the holidays while also dealing with the prospect of divorce. Consider the following steps: Consult an ...
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  • Can You Modify Parenting Plans for the Holidays?

    Can You Modify Parenting Plans for the Holidays? In Washington State, it is indeed possible to modify parenting plans for the holiday season. This is a common concern for divorced or separated parents who wish to ensure that their children can enjoy the holiday festivities with both parents. However, it's important to note that any modifications to the parenting plan require a mutual agreement between both parties or a court order. The process can be complex and often requires an understanding of specific legal procedures. Keep reading for an in-depth look at how you can ...
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  • Thanksgiving After Divorce: 3 Tips for Co-Parents

    Thanksgiving After Divorce: 3 Tips for Co-Parents While divorce can be a struggle for families with children all throughout the year, Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult time when parents can’t celebrate the holiday with their kids. The first few Thanksgivings can be especially tough for divorced families as they adjust to their new normal. Below, we explain three strategies that can help you cope with the new reality of being a co-parent during the holiday season. Tip #1: Stick to Your Parenting Schedule There are a variety of ways co-parents can divide up ...
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