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2 questions to ask yourself before a custody battle

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Child custody matters aren't always easy to work through. There are times when divorced parents have differences in parenting styles that can't be resolved easily. We know that you only want what is best for your child, so now might be a good time to step back and think about how you can help accomplish this.

When it comes to parenting, there are often multiple ways to help children thrive. Just because you and your ex can't agree on specific methods doesn't make you enemies. When you don't agree with what your ex is doing or they don't agree with you, there are two questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are the children in danger?
  2. Will they suffer from doing it my ex's way?

If the answers to both of these is no, you should probably drop the matter. If the kids aren't in danger and won't suffer, the issue likely isn't worth worrying about.

There might be a time during your custody arrangement that you need to have some aspects of the parenting plan modified. These instances can be handled by compromising with your ex; however, you also have the option of going to court if an agreement can't be reached.

We realize and understand that you might not want to have to do battle with your ex over custody matters. The truth is, you might not have to. Whether you are working on the original child custody agreement or trying to get a modification in place, we can help to ensure you and your children are protected throughout the legal process.

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