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How to prevent a co-parenting dispute before it starts

When co-parenting after divorce, your goal is to provide your children with stability. Unfortunately, doing so is often easier said than done, as your ex-spouse may not be taking the same approach as you.

There are many ways to prevent a co-parenting dispute before it starts, including the following:

  • Lean on your parenting plan: You created a parenting plan during your divorce for a reason. It's designed to provide both parents with a clear idea of their legal rights. When you follow your plan, you can't go wrong.
  • Communicate: It's not always easy to communicate with your ex, especially if you went through a contentious divorce. However, if you don't communicate, you increase the likelihood of a dispute. From texting to phone calls, you have options.
  • Take a breather: If you see a dispute coming, step back and calm yourself down. Don't continue with the conversation, as it's not likely to lead you down the path you're hoping for. Regardless of what your ex is doing or saying, remain calm.
  • Put your children first: When you and your ex always put your children first, it's easier to find common ground when resolving disputes.

You never know what will happen when co-parenting with your ex, but you should always make an honest effort to prevent disputes. Doing so will help you maintain a courteous relationship, regardless of what happened in the past.

Should your ex-spouse continually ignore the parenting plan, discuss your concerns and give them a chance to get back on track. If that doesn't work, look into requesting a modification.

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