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Child custody terms may affect parenting skills in New York

While having children can bring great joy to New York residents' lives, the idea of hurting those kids when going through divorce can be heart-wrenching. Luckily, many parents are able to come to child custody terms and learn to make their new arrangements work for them and their children. Additionally, some parents may even find they are better able to attend to their kids' needs after divorce. 

If individuals go the route of joint custody and co-parenting, they will likely have a considerable amount of continued contact with one another. Therefore, the likelihood of facing conflict could still be relatively high. However, some parents may find themselves better able to deal with conflict so that they do not spread negative issues to their children. Setting boundaries and keeping the kids as the main focus may prove useful to many individuals.

Along the same lines as conflict resolution, some parties may find that they are better able to come to compromises. This skill can come in handy with dealing with issues with the other parent or when parenting the children. By understanding what the issue is, what the individuals involved want and need, and negotiating effectively, parents may find themselves better able to address the needs of their children.

Because each situation is different, the child custody agreements and the way each parent handles the terms will vary. New York parents who are particularly concerned about how divorce could affect their kids may wish to determine the best methods for approaching their cases. Discussing goals and concerns with experienced attorneys may also help interested individuals work through the process effectively.

Source:, "10 Ways Divorce Can Make You A Better Parent", Steph Montgomery, April 27, 2017

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