February 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Divorce does not have to end successful parenting
Article provided by Abernathy, Story, Stovall, Hood, Harris, Garner, Ashworth and Campbell
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Children are impressionable beings. The relationships they form have great effect on their lives and on who they become. Whether a child grows up in a traditional family or a non-traditional family, divorce can be a difficult experience for them. But there are many success stories of parents getting divorced and still maintaining good relationships with both their children and their ex-spouses.
Making smart parenting choices
Each parent may have a different way of doing things or opinions on how to raise a child, especially after divorce. One way to help create a favorable outcome is to collaborate on ideas. Children can benefit from doing things different ways and sometimes there is no right way. If either parenting style is not harming the child, it might be beneficial to choose the most important issues and focus more on those rather than fighting over the insignificant ones.
Communication can be an important aspect of the co-parenting process. Communication may include phone, e-mail or in person contact. Make a schedule and try to stick to it, but always allow for intervening events and understand that there are always times when things come up unexpectedly. Knowing whose turn it is to pick up the kids or take the kids to their activities will help things run smoother. It is important to try and stay flexible. This will also help the child build a stronger relationship with both parents if there is regular communication between all parties.
Remember, in-laws are very important as well. Severing a good relationship with grandparents could be detrimental to a child's development. Family is a great source for dealing with hard times and having grandparents in the picture can help increase the success of post-divorce parenting. Therefore, also keep communication lines open with the in-laws.
An experienced divorce lawyer can help parents be successful
An experienced divorce lawyer will be able to look at each situation objectively and inform their client of each possible scenario and the realistic view of what could happen and how to proceed. An important part of any case is to have good communication between the attorney and client. A lawyer's job is to advocate for their client's interests.
A lawyer can help his or her client become more comfortable with the Tennessee legal system. In particular, an experienced divorce attorney can help divorcing parties effectively negotiate and resolve important family issues.---
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