Getting a divorce is usually a trying and complicated experience. When kids are involved, the situation becomes much more difficult. In Georgia, child custody can be worked out between the parents, but oftentimes a judge will decide what is best for the children. Co-parenting is one type of child custody arrangement in which the parents share joint custody.
Co-parenting can be challenging, especially immediately following a divorce, but it can also be worthwhile in many circumstances. While a couple's relationship is no longer as spouses, the two parties still share responsibility as the parents of their children. Parents who focus on emotion from the divorce can get distracted from making logical choices for their children. Co-parenting can particularly benefit from the removal of any negative emotion from the new relationship between the two partners.
Child custody can be a touchy area in a divorce. Co-parenting allows for both parties to remain involved in the lives of their children. Both parties have to be willing to set aside emotion and make the best choices for their child/children. Co-parenting can ease the strain on the children as they go through the divorce with their parents. This type of custody gives them the opportunity to spend time with both parents.
While dealing with all of the grief that is a part of divorce, battling over child custody can be draining and added stress. Anger and other emotions can influence one's decision-making regarding custodial obligations and what is best for the children. Couples with children getting a divorce in Georgia have many child custody options. Looking into all rights and responsibilities under the law can simplify the process of making a decision between sole and joint custody. A smooth transition into child custody arrangements can reduce the tension accompanying a divorce.
Source: Huffington Post, Remove Emotions From Co-Parenting, Valerie DeLoach, Nov. 7, 2013