When most people think of divorce, they think of sitting in court with an attorney as a judge decides what is a fair and equitable settlement. However, the truth is that there are many different ways to end a marriage. The best one for you will be the one that aligns most closely with your goals. For some people, it is litigation in court. For others, alternative dispute methods like mediation and collaborative divorce are better options.
With some kids already in school, others getting ready to start, and health a top concern, it’s important to prepare for the unique challenges this school year may present—especially to co-parents.
Back-to-school prep is stressful as it is, let alone for two-household families. Even if you’ve had a solid parenting plan in place with your ex, these unprecedented times of COVID-19 may bring about new issues you’ll have to work through.
As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, here’s what you and your ex should consider in regard to shared parenting and COVID-19:
When something like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, it further adds to the co-parenting complications. A blended family can’t necessarily abide by shelter-in-place recommendations, so what now?
Your children are at the front of your mind during the divorce process, of course. You wonder how you’re going to make it work with your soon-to-be-ex once you’re separated. You have mental images of the weekends and holidays you’ll have to go through without them.