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Co-parenting may be custody option some New York parents need

Being present in their children's lives is a goal of many New York parents. After divorce and child custody decisions, some parties may feel as if it is more difficult to achieve this goal. However, many parents are able to make co-parenting arrangements work in a way that allows both parents and new stepparents to have roles in their children's lives.

One family in another state have recently made headlines due to their co-parenting success. Reports stated that the parents ended their marriage in 2013, and at that time, they had already had a daughter together. Though their relationship did not work out, they did not want the divorce to disrupt their parenting of their daughter. As a result, they created a co-parenting agreement.

Though both the mother and father have each remarried, they continue to play a significant role in their little girl's life. Indeed, they -- along with the child's stepparents -- attend soccer games and holiday gatherings together, complete with matching shirts. Their daughter seems pleased by the arrangement, and the parents feel that they are making co-parenting work to their advantage. 

For many individuals, knowing that there are cases in which parents and stepparents can get along for the good of the children offers a sense of optimism. Often, child custody cases are thought to be argumentative with one parent fighting for custody, but if the circumstances fit, some New York parents may able able to utilize co-parenting and move forward amicably. Interested individuals may wish to find out more on this custody option from experienced family law attorneys.

Source:, "Divorced couple, new spouses win co-parenting at daughter's soccer game", Brittany Loggins, April 19, 2017

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