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The benefits of co-parenting after a divorce in Georgia

It's well-known that divorces are often tough for the children involved, but in some cases, things are made harder by the actions of parents. Parents may decide that they never want to see their ex again or speak negatively about their ex to the kids. This will only cause problems for the children who may feel guilty or in a tough spot.

The reality is that if a person has other kids with another individual or remarries, it is normally for the best that children interact regularly with both parents. Experts say that individuals should focus on what is best for the children and not their own issues related to their failed marriage.

One option that should be considered is co-parenting. This involves making sure that children spend as much time with each parent as possible and that children's lives are as close to the way it was prior to a divorce. Co-parenting requires significant cooperation on the part of both parents, but it can help kids deal with a split faster and with less emotional fallout.

There are certain cases where an individual given primary custody of a couple's children is not able to properly take care of the kids. In these cases, someone may be able to petition the court for custody. Some of the things that will be considered by a judge are whether someone has a good relationship with children, if that person will be able to meet the needs of their children and whether the custodial parent is not able to handle their responsibilities. A lawyer could assist someone in seeking custody of their children and help them build a case for why they should have it.

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