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Are there ways to make child custody easier on everyone?

One of the biggest issues in many Minnesota divorces is child custody. Dealing with the splitting of a home and having to send children back and forth can be quite stressful. Not to mention the strain it puts on the children and their relationship with their parents. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to share custody with the children's other parent, then it is in everyone's best interest to find ways to make it easier.

Parents notes that making custody work means you and the other parent learn to work together. You have to get along. It is important to not mistake marriage issues for parenting issues. You need to stop seeing the other parent as your ex and start looking at him or her as a co-parent. This also requires stopping all negativity. When you are dealing with the kids, keep things friendly.

It is also important to get organized. If you have very busy schedules, then creating a calendar of events may be necessary. Scheduling visits and other child-related activities will help keep everyone on the same page. This is super simple if you use an online tool where everyone can have access and edit. 

Finally, you have to make the children first in everything. Accommodating them is essential. You want them to feel the least imposed upon by visitations. Work around their needs and keep them the focus. This should help you and your ex to approach things in a more positive manner. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 

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