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Why is Co-Parenting Important?

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The end of a relationship, especially a marriage, can be very difficult for everyone involved. If you share children, making sure to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship for your children’s sake, should be a top priority. Why is Co-Parenting Important you may ask? Well, whether your children are young, teenagers, young adults, or even parents themselves, for you and your former spouse to be able to communicate, work together, and be comfortable while in the same room is extremely beneficial for your relationship with your children and others.

When going through a divorce or separation, you cannot completely cut all ties between you and your ex-spouse so that you can begin to heal, even though you may think it would be easier for you to simply walk away. Working peacefully and collaboratively with your ex-spouse regarding your children will provide the best possible outcome and environment for your children now and in the long run.

Maintaining a good co-parenting relationship also means that you do not speak badly to your children about your ex-spouse or their relatives, as it will only cause immense harm to your children. Young children often identify self-worth and value through their parents, so if they see you fighting with your ex-spouse, they could internalize that and process those negative feelings onto themselves.

In most situations, children do best when both parents are actively involved in their lives. Having a good co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse that shows respect and a unified front gives your children solid ground to stand on and provides them with consistency.

Jacobson Family Law has chosen to dedicate our practice to working with clients who wish to resolve their family disputes without court intervention. We are committed to Keeping the Drama Out of your Divorce by avoiding lengthy, drawn-out court proceedings. If you have questions about ways to effectively co-parent or are interested in pursuing an uncontested divorce in Maryland, contact us today at 443-741-1147 or Schedule a Consultation.