When you are working through a divorce or custody case, setting up a parenting plan can take a lot of time and effort. Often it is one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of the case. Many parents are able to come to an agreement about co-parenting and those who cannot are provided with orders from the court to follow. You are probably aware that co-parenting is usually considered to be the most beneficial plan possible for your family. No matter how your parenting plan comes into being, it has some benefits you may not have thought about.
- It teaches your child independence. While you may be worried about your child adjusting to two homes and a shared parenting schedule, the truth is that as challenging as the initial adjustment may be, the entire experience builds independence and confidence. Your child has to learn to plan and pack for the transitions. He or she also has to learn to be comfortable and confident in different environments.
- You get enforced free time. There isn’t a parent on the planet who has not dreamt about a day free of child care obligations. Of course you will miss your child when you are apart, but you now have time to yourself that is going to be a regular part of your schedule.
- Your children see the importance of conflict resolution skills. When you and your ex are able to work through your problems with each other to create a parenting schedule, attend events together, and create a united parenting front, no matter how flawed or imperfect, your children learn that it is possible to work through conflict and find common ground.
When you are going through a divorce or custody case, you have a lot of questions. Call the Sampair Group today for help in Mesa, Glendale, and Phoenix today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.