All the families with whom I work are unique. Many have young children and others have children who are 18 and older or no children. Some couples are extremely amicable and remain good friends. Other couples are cordial but do not wish to spend time together. Some couples cannot be in the same room together. For many parents, developing a parenting plan during mediation is difficult because parents do not want to go from living with their children all of the time to sharing their children with an ex-spouse. Co-parenting is difficult for some families and easy for other families. Here are some suggestions for how to make co-parenting work well:
Would love to hear from you on positive co-parenting tips that work for your family!
Ellice Halpern, J.D., is a Virginia Supreme Court certified general and family mediator.