Child custody disputes are something no parents want to go through. Unfortunately, when parents can’t agree on a custody schedule or how to raise their children between homes, it can be difficult to come up with a solution. Child custody disputes can have a negative impact on your children for years, which is why it’s very important to have discussions about custody when they are not present.
There are many reasons why custody disputes happen. Some common issues include:
- Arguments over who should have more time with the children
- Conflicts with parenting schedules and other responsibilities, like work
- Animosity toward one spouse or the other
- Frustration with a spouse’s inflexibility
- Knowing what your children want versus what is possible
As parents, it’s your responsibility to create a custody schedule that works with your work schedules as well as with your children’s needs. Your children absolutely must come first. If it will be more beneficial for your child to live with their other parent because they have more time to care for the kids, then that’s something to consider.
Our website has more on child custody disputes and what you can do if you are unable to move forward because of a conflict. You and your spouse can resolve this issue and move on to divorce.