Divorced and Co Parenting… It Is Hard To Do

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Getting through the divorce process is difficult enough, even under amicable situations.  But co parenting is something that lingers long after the divorce is over.  If there are minor children of the marriage, there will always be issues between divorced parents.  It is part of the human condition to try to “one up” the other parent. 

No one will admit they are a bad parent, unless they really are detached from the kids and have mental health issues.  But we all know there are bad parents.  The question becomes, how bad?   Is the former spouse’ parenting detrimental to the child?  Does the former spouse ignore, abandon or abuse the children?  Are the children being harmed physically or emotionally?  These are some of the questions to ask post divorce.

It does take time for children to adjust to the divorce situation and time sharing schedules.  But if children are acting out in school, having nightmares, or exhibiting other detrimental behaviors, it’s time to look at the child’s environment.  Co parenting takes both parents determination to do what is in the best interests of the children.  The problem is that two parents might disagree as to what is in the best interests of the children.  If that is the case, it is back to court you go.  Remember, judges do not like to micro manage people’s lives.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 5621 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.


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