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Preparing children for an upcoming divorce

Every breakup comes with its own set of challenges for each person involved. It’s difficult enough to deal with the end of a relationship and what that means for your own life, but with the added responsibility of parenthood those challenges multiply.

Telling children about an upcoming divorce can be a difficult conversation for any parent. Divorce brings any number of changes to a family dynamic, so parents can do well to prepare for sharing this news with children. Your preparedness can make all the difference in how a divorce affects your kids moving forward.

4 things to consider for 50/50 custody and visitation schedules

Joint parenting is an ideal situation where you and your spouse can enjoy time with the children. Organization and compromise is the foundation to any 50/50 custody and visitation schedule. You will want to make sure that the time is divided fairly so you can both be involved in the child's upbringing. Ultimately, you should keep your child's best interests top of mind when reaching an arrangement. The first step is meeting with your spouse and preparing an outline that considers the various elements of your parenting goals.

Basic elements of a residential schedule

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