Co-Parenting

Recent Posts in the Co-Parenting Category

  • Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex’s Consent?

    Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex’s Consent? Relocating with your children is a big decision, especially if you and your child’s other parent are no longer together. You might wish to move because of a job prospect, an educational opportunity, lower cost of living, to be closer to family, or simple for a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, your ability to move out of Washington state with your child depends largely on your current parenting situation. Before you move your kids out of state, make sure you don’t need their other parent’s legal consent. Learn more ...
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  • Understanding Child Custody Rights in Washington State

    Understanding Child Custody Rights in Washington State Legal issues involving children, such as child custody, can be extremely emotional, frustrating, and oftentimes difficult to work through. Parents want what is best for their children – but when they cannot agree about what that looks like, court intervention might be necessary. However, dealing with the legal restrictions and laws in your state can be challenging. Whether you’re going through a divorce, a separation, or are renegotiating a long-standing custody arrangement, it’s important for you to understand your rights ...
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  • How Do Courts Determine Who Gets Custody?

    How Do Courts Determine Who Gets Custody? When parents no longer wish to remain together, they need to establish a child custody arrangement to reflect their parenting decisions. Some parents may be able to work out a plan amongst themselves, but many parents require additional intervention from the court. Whether you are going through a divorce or not, you will need to establish a legally binding custody arrangement for the benefit of both you and your child. If you need to go through the family law court to determine child custody, rather than through negotiation ...
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  • Tips for Parenting Plans Involving Babies & Young Children

    Tips for Parenting Plans Involving Babies & Young Children Creating a parenting plan is never easy, especially when your children are still young. Older children are often better equipped to handle divorce and separation issues, or they are at least able to grasp what is going on. Babies and young children, however, don’t understand what is happening and ideally should be receiving attention and care from both parents during these early years. For this reason, it can be particularly difficult to create a schedule for a baby when the parents live in different households. If you and ...
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  • Useful Apps to Help with Co-Parenting

    Useful Apps to Help with Co-Parenting There’s an app for everything nowadays, but some may be surprised to learn that there are several applications designed to help with co-parenting. Parenting alongside your ex is not without challenges, so anything you can do to make the situation easier can be an enormous help. There are several applications out there that could make sharing custody or arranging visitation easier for you and your ex. Whether you’re looking for something specific or are simply interested in any new tech-savvy parenting method, these apps ...
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  • Celebrating Father's Day After Divorce

    Celebrating Father's Day After Divorce After you and your family have undergone a significant change, you’ll realize that some days are more difficult than others. Father’s Day, for example, can be a challenge after you and your spouse have gone through a divorce, both for practical reasons and emotional ones. Most children will likely want to spend time with their father on that day, but what if the prearranged custody agreement or visitation schedule doesn’t line up? Or, what happens if the children already have plans with their mother or other family members ...
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  • 6 Ways to Be a Better Parent After Your Divorce

    6 Ways to Be a Better Parent After Your Divorce Between court dates and discussions of property division and child custody, the divorce process can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. As difficult as these aspects of divorce may be, if you have children, you are probably more worried about how they’re coping. All children react to divorce differently. Some kids feel angry with their parents, or sad, or even relieved. They might let their frustrations out by misbehaving at home and in school or they might withdraw into themselves, becoming quiet and closed off. ...
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  • 5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along

    5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along When you and your ex have a contentious relationship, it can make parenting much more difficult. Whether you were married to your ex or not, splits can be emotionally difficult and may result in feelings of anger or resentment on either side. However, when a couple shares children, those differences need to be set aside for the good of the kids. So, how can you co-parent when you and your ex don’t get along? To start, there are things you can do to ease tensions and make it easier for you and your ex to get along. See below ...
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