We recently discussed how you can take charge of your new life by taking steps to avoid letting your divorce get you down. When you are working through the divorce terms, you will have to address child custody issues if you have children with your ex. There are several things that you have to think about when you have children during a divorce.
One way that the children might impact the divorce has to do with the marital home. The parent who has physical custody of the children might end up being the one who has the children. If the court is left to decide the terms of the divorce and the child custody, this might not be a decision that is left up to you.
You and your ex might be able to go through child custody mediation and divorce mediation to work out the terms of the end of the marriage. This gives you some control over what is going to happen, but you must work with your ex on those terms.
As you go through child custody mediation, make sure that you think about all of the terms that you should address. You will likely need arrangements for your child’s school year, as well as the summer months and school vacations. You will need to decide how important decisions, including those related to health care and education, are going to be made.
Throughout the process, you might have questions. We will work with you to come up with the terms of the child custody agreement and the divorce terms. Ultimately, we want you to have the best life possible as you start your new venture.
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