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Prevent your child custody case from going to court in Louisiana

Men and women who are going through a divorce in Louisiana may be feeling stressed about having to resolve a number of financial issues and having to plan for life post-divorce.

Some spouses may still be feeling hurt and depressed about their divorce. And adding child custody disputes and parenting concerns in the mix may only create more tension between spouses and more stress for parents who want to make sure they will be able to make important decisions for their children and see their children as much as possible after divorce.

Divorce is a stressful and challenging time for many parents of young children, but parents should know that there are some simple solutions to minimizing their stress and minimizing potential disputes with their ex-spouses when addressing child custody issues and parenting concerns.

There may certainly be times when it may be difficult for divorcing spouses to see eye-to-eye when negotiating child custody arrangements. But the best way to prevent custody disputes from turning into nasty battles is to avoid having to go to court. When custody issues are settled out of court, couples may be able to save time and money. It may also be easier on the children.

In order to prevent cases from going to court, divorcing spouses should make an agreement to respect each other and each other's ideas. When spouses are able to focus on trying to understand each other as they address their legal issues and personal concerns, they may be able to avoid getting upset when discussing custody issues.

Parents should also agree to focus on coming up with an arrangement that will be best for their children. This may mean that mothers and fathers will need to make some sacrifices that will be difficult for them, but better for their children. For example, parents may wish to see their children every other day, but this type of arrangement may make it difficult for children as they try to adjust to life after divorce.

Although it may be easier said than done to get along with an ex-spouse while resolving a variety of important legal issues, working with an attorney may help divorcing spouses reach agreements that are fair for them and their children. To learn more about negotiating custody agreements and plans that will have a positive impact on you, your ex and your children, do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney in your area. 

 

Source: The Huffington Post, "Getting along with my ex? Are you !@#$-ing kidding me?" Honoree Corder, May 21, 2013

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