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Working out custody schedules can be challenging

Your child custody plan is an important factor in your parenting relationship because it sets the guidelines for what is acceptable and what will happen. There are several things that need to be included in the agreement, so you need to be prepared to have some discussions with your ex about what to include.

Support modification petitions must be handled carefully

Financial obligations that are set during a divorce must be followed as they are ordered. You can't decide that you aren't going to pay child support just because you want to spend the money on your own needs. Not abiding by the child support order can make things more difficult for your ex, but it is also unfair to your children and might lead to them not getting the things they need. We realize that things happen in life sometimes that might force you to make difficult financial decisions.

Patience and picking your battles can help in child custody

Child custody cases are serious matters that can bring out the worst in the parents because each adult has their own idea of what needs to happen. There is no guarantee that those ideas will be the same; however, both adults must work together to make choices for the children until they are old enough to make them on their own. We know that this isn't always easy, but putting the kids first might help.

Look for the positives in your divorce

The end of your marriage doesn't have to be the most negative time of your life. Instead, you can look at it from a positive standpoint so that you can thrive despite the circumstances. This is a chance for you to rebuild your life so that it represents what you want it to be. We know that there are some aspects of the divorce that might make this challenging, but you can work through them to create circumstances that benefit you.

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