Once you decide to get a divorce, it’s important to prepare for the next phase by conducting research, preparing emotionally, organizing your finances, discussing child-related matters, deciding the fate of the marital home, and building a dream divorce team.
To maintain a healthy relationship, openly communicate, share quality time, set realistic expectations, respectfully resolve conflicts, put in the necessary work, compromise, and care for yourself.
Parental alienation is most prevalent during highly contested divorces, or in instances where one parent has a borderline personality disorder.
Co-parenting should be treated as a shared effort, not a competition, with your shared children serving as the top priority.
Children's extracurricular activities can become a point of contention with divorced parents, which is why it's crucial to establish a plan that is mutually acceptable for both parties and explain it clearly to all involved.
Divorce is never a completely smooth process, but with a lot of work and compromise for the good of the children, it can be an easier transition.
Creating a healthy environment for your children post-divorce begins with clear communication between all parties, as well as the setting of clear boundaries and expectations.
DivorceForce recently sat down to talk with Colleen LeMaire, step-parenting expert and author of the "I Have" book series, about the nuances of creating a functional step-parenting relationship.
Co-parenting following a divorce can function far more optimally by mapping out your respective schedules, communicating directly, and meeting in the middle when possible to minimize tension.
Though reasons for sibling rivalry can vary, these conflicts can become more pronounced when parents divorce, necessitating the establishment of certain ground rules and expectations for all.
It's vital to establish a co-parenting system that works for both spouses, in order to minimize the upset and upheaval in your children's lives.
Summer is an ideal time to sit down with your co-parent to map out the subsequent months and collaborate on upcoming schedules and needs for your children.
Summer activities can range from camp activities, street fairs and festivals to simply exploring your local and surrounding communities.
It's important to be as honest as possible with children when going through the divorce process, while taking care not to let your own biases turn them against one parent or another.
While many assume that fathers don't cultivate the same bond with their children as mothers, it's important to acknowledge those who go above and beyond to set a good example as a male role model.
It's important for only children to feel like they have a supportive outlet following divorce, whether from both parents, other friends and relatives, or their school environment.
While fathers may approach parenting from a different angle than mothers, they are just as capable of nurturing children, taking on daily responsibilities, and fostering a loving environment.