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Child custody does not have to be a source of conflict

When people think about divorce, they often immediately imagine themselves at war with their future exes. In addition to facing conflict regarding assets and property, they may be at odds on the matter of child custody. A few tips may help people to approach child custody as amicably as possible during the process of dissolving a marriage in Texas.

First, it is important for divorcing parents to work together to ensure that the children can maintain strong relationships with both of them. Co-parenting allows both of them to have an important place in the children's lives. Both parents can also have a say in the lives of the children.

According to research, many children's concerns during the divorce process is that they will not be able to see both of their parents. Other children stated that they feared that one parent would not be happy. Research shows that when strong co-parenting takes place, this can lead to fewer worries and thus behavioral issues in the children. In addition, the way in which both parents talk to each other in front of the children can have a huge impact on how the children feel and behave.

One way in which divorcing parents in the state of Texas can work together from the start is to try to achieve a divorce settlement through the process of negotiation or mediation. Through these alternative processes, they can work on a parenting agreement that satisfies both of them. The most important thing to focus on when discussing child custody, however, is the best interests of the children.

Source: deseretnews.com, "What the research says on parenting after divorce", Lois M. Collins, Dec. 28, 2016

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