Ending a marriage becomes more complicated when you have children.
If you become one of the 2.1 out of 1,000 marriages that end in divorce in Texas, according to the CDC, your focus needs to stay on your children. While divorce comes with tension, you have solid methods to count on to create the best custody solution.
Many people choose mediation for their divorce, especially when they have children. Mediation offers an out-of-court solution with a neutral mediator working to dissolve the marriage in a beneficial way for you and your spouse. Mediation does take work and time, but it forces you to sit down and delve into the details of your life. From your kids’ needs and schedules to your own, you get to hash out the day-to-day life. It also provides an opportunity for you to highlight your most important topics.
Develop a parenting plan
Once you determine the custody agreement, the process does not end there. To make it work, you and your ex need a detailed plan of how you will co-parent your children. This factors in the different scenarios of life that unfold. This plan may include determining when to call a babysitter, who gets called first if a child gets sick at school, etc. Mediation offers an ideal time to set holiday plans and determine how vacations will work.
When you divorce, the lives of everyone in the family change. Striving to compromise and communicate makes the transition easier for your children and yourself.