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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorce

A Divorce is something that an entire family has to go through. When a couple gets into a divorce, it is not only the spouses who adjust to the daily changes with their lives. When the couple turns into a family, the children will have to adjust as well. A Divorce is such a big change in each and every member’s life and it will have different consequences for each person. However, it will all lead towards the development and maturity of each family member in order to fully understand why all things must happen and that these things have a purpose.

When a Divorce is deemed final by the court, if the parents are in good terms, they are presented with the option to try co-parenting. Co-parenting is when both of the spouses agree to work hand in hand to raise all of the children, even in the midst of a divorce.

Co-parenting allows the children to have both a father and a mother figure, and will help them realize that both parents are still committed to the child’s growth, even at the end of the parents’ loving, romantic relationship. Admittedly, this method is not an easy thing to do and there are many steps to be learned as one goes along. This is why there are a handful of tips that parents need to consider if ever they choose to go through co-parenting together.

The sole reason as to why both parents work as a team is so that the children are able to cope with the divorce as much as possible. It is truly hard to be in the development stages without a mother or a father constantly there when one needs help.

In addition, it is life changing for a child to have parents going through a divorce. Parents need to remember to be able to file the right forms in the court so that each spouse will have an indicated schedule for visitation for the children, custody rights, and financial support.

It is important to know who the children will be staying with permanently, and how often will the noncustodial parent be able to visit. Moreover, it is also important that parents agree to how the children will be supported financially. It is advisable to have an equal share on the financial needs of the child, especially for their groceries, tuition fees and other basic needs. These should all be settled in court so that there is proper documentation of all agreements.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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