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Providing stability for children after a divorce

Georgia parents who are divorced will need to continue working with their exes to raise their children. This can get complicated when there are two households that have completely different rules. By keeping the best interests of their children at heart, however, parents can provide stability, order, constancy and structure during an otherwise chaotic time.

Agreeing to certain rules that apply in both households is one way to provide stability. For children, having to follow different rules in each house can cause confusion as they struggle to figure out how they should behave. While face-to-face meetings might be uncomfortable for parents during and after a divorce, it is recommended that parents take the time to sit down and negotiate key aspects of raising their children, such as bedtime hour. If the children are older than 6, the parents might also involve them when setting up certain rules.

During child custody negotiations, parents should be ready to agree to some of their ex-spouse's wishes when it comes to child rearing. The couple could choose to use a mediator who will bring an objective perspective to the negotiations and might help the parents come to an agreement. If one or both parents find themselves struggling to implement the rules, they might take a parenting class. As a final option, the parents can go to court and ask a judge to make a decision.

Parents in this situation might also wish to contact a lawyer who has experience in family law issues. An attorney can explain what to expect during the divorce process and guide the client through the steps involved.

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