Posted on January 23, 2017 in Child Custody
Whenever Minnesota parents of young children decide to end their marriage, both parties generally agree to put the children first. Unfortunately, in many instances, this resolve goes by the wayside when they start to squabble over the financial and custodial issues associated with breaking up a family. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case, and establishing a few ground rules can go a long way in creating an amicable divorce with minimal impact on the children.
First, parents should expect their partner to make mistakes, but should always give the benefit of the doubt that it was an honest one and not a character flaw or attempt to irritate the other parent. A positive attitude can help reduce the stress associated with the divorce and can help create a trusting co-parenting relationship. It is also important that the parents put their children’s interests before their own and agree to co-parent in a way that ensures the children maintain an involved and loving relationship with both parents.