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Establishing a parenting plan

When parents in Kentucky decide to divorce, the children are often a priority. No matter how unhappy the parents may be with each other, they each maintain a strong commitment to their children. For that reason, crafting a parenting plan that supports these essential bonds is important.

Parents in even highly acrimonious divorces are still capable of understanding that their children's needs come first. If both parents are committed to their children's well-being, they likely have the ability to set aside their differences and develop a positive plan for custody and visitation.

One legal expert suggests that divorcing parents regard each other as business partners with the children being their business. By taking this approach, parents can distance themselves from the causes of their marital strife and focus on meeting shared goals.

In general, parents are often advised to approach parenting plans with a commitment to being honest with each other and the children as well as a willingness to be flexible. Parents should keep their disappointment with their soon-to-be ex-spouse quiet in front of the children and should instead support strong relationships within the family.

Another suggestion that many experts make is hiring collaborative lawyers to handle the divorce. In collaborative law, the couple works together to achieve a mutually satisfactory settlement. Instead of an adversarial proceeding, divorce becomes a joint effort at redefining and maintaining family bonds.

Individuals considering divorce may benefit from speaking with an experienced family law attorney, particularly one who practices collaborative law. The lawyer may be able to review the client's situation and make recommendations regarding proceeding with the divorce action, including whether the collaborative process is a suitable one for the client's family.

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