Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma, P.C.
Call now to schedule a free initial consultation.
  • 908-454-3200Phillipsburg, NJ
  • 610-807-0440Bethlehem, PA
  • 908-475-2500Belvidere, NJ

The three most common co-parenting issues after divorce

co parenting.jpgMany issues can arise when co-parenting with an ex-spouse. Unfortunately, there is no single guide that can cover all potential problems that may arise, as every situation is unique based on circumstance.

However, there are a few obstacles that are common and very possible to overcome. Below we have highlighted three recurring problems with a few ways to approach handling them:

  • Bad mouthing the other parent. You may dislike your ex-spouse, but you should never talk badly about him or her in front of your children. Children thrive best with a loving, supportive relationship between parents, even if they are separated. If you believe speaking positively simply isn't an option for you, consider remaining silent to avoid the possibility of your children picking up on your negative perspective.
  • Scheduling conflicts. You or your ex may have something come up at work that causes plans to change. Maybe one of you wants to go on a vacation with your children. Maybe you like bedtime to be at 8, while your ex lets the kids stay up until 10. The best way to overcome scheduling changes and conflicts is communication. If phone calls or texts easily devolve into arguments, online scheduling apps can help. Keep in mind that your willingness to compromise can save a lot of time and stress.
  • Letting go. After divorcing, there are some things you can no longer control. You may not have as much supervision of your children as you did previously. The other parent will likely have different ways of parenting than you do. The important thing is to focus on what you have the ability to manage. Do your best to accept the things that are beyond your control.

Being able to anticipate problems is a good way to address and prevent them. For example, if you have kids and are in the middle of a divorce, working out a predetermined parenting schedule in writing can help to avoid scheduling conflicts before they arise. While planning ahead may seem tedious and unnecessary, having a plan for disaster will help to reduce stress and frustration in the end.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Team will help protect your rights & ensure a fair trial

Request a free consultation

Request A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Phillipsburg Office
305 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phone: 908-454-3200
Fax: 908-454-3322
Map & Directions

Bethlehem Office
84 East Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-807-0440
Fax: 908-454-3322
Map & Directions

Belvidere Office
110 Mansfield Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Phone: 908-475-2500
Fax: 908-454-3322
Map & Directions