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Why does communicating child custody issues have to be so hard?

Ex-couples in Maryland who share children may find that communicating issues can cause quite a few problems. Child custody and co-parenting matters are stressful, and everyone handles them differently. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to resolve such issues peacefully.

There are always those stories about parents who are amicable and able to co-parent with out any serious problems. They plan or attend functions for their children and seem to get along just fine. Unfortunately, not all couples can do this because their relationship is simply too strained.

For those who wish to have minimal interaction with an ex but still want to stay involved in the lives of their children, parallel parenting may be the answer. This is a form of co-parenting that limits communication to one form, such as via text, email or phone conversations, and asks that parents agree to not interfere with how the other chooses to raise their children. For those who cannot talk to an ex-spouse without conflict, limiting communication to written forms and only sharing factual information can certainly prevent a lot of issues.

Communicating child custody issues does not always have to be so hard. Parenting plans can be created to address known communication problems so that they can be avoided in the future. Parents in Maryland can seek out legal help in drafting parenting plans and custody arrangements that address these and other issues so that their focus going forward can stay positive and be placed on doing what is best for their children.

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting", Tiffany Benyacko, Nov. 30, 2015

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