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Plan your child custody agreement carefully

Your child custody agreement is what is going to govern the relationship that you and your ex have after the divorce. This is something that must be planned carefully. In most cases, it is best for you and your ex to work together to come up with the terms of the agreement. This might not be easy, but it is usually the ideal way to handle the situation.

When you are dealing with your ex, you might be tempted to let all of your emotions out. This can work against you for a couple of different reasons. First, frustration and anger aren't conducive to negotiations. Second, they could put your ex in charge of your reactions, which isn't a good thing when you are trying to make these decisions.

We understand that it isn't easy to take a step back from child custody matters. We are here to help you learn about the options that are present in your case so that you can evaluate each one to determine what you feel is best for your case. Taking the time to think about the pros and cons might help you make better decisions.

Ultimately, you need to think about your children. What is easiest for you or hardest for your ex shouldn't be the focus here. If you find that you are sliding down that slippery slope, take the time to refocus on your children. Think about what will make them happy and keep them safe. This is what should be at the heart of every child custody case.

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