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Being amicable when dealing with child custody is possible

Co-parenting can be challenging any time of the year, but it can be especially challenging when the school year is in full swing. The most ideal way of dealing with co-parenting is for the parents to work amicably toward finding practical solutions to any issues that crop up. A few tips may help with solving or preventing issues related to child custody in Texas.

First, parents may benefit from familiarizing themselves with their child's school's electronic communication options. Fortunately, several school districts today have electronic portals where parents can access their child's information. Requesting a separate login can be helpful so that both parents can easily get the information they need without necessarily having to rely on the other parent.

Second, if possible, having both parents attend teacher conferences together can be helpful. This is not always possible since parents sometimes simply do not get along enough to be together physically. However, being together helps to ensure that both parents are on the same page when it comes to their child's academic progress in the teacher's eyes.

With regard to child custody matters, parents in Texas may find it hard to see eye to eye both during a divorce proceeding and after it -- during the co-parenting phase. However, the more that parents can work on creating and upholding a parenting agreement that reflects both of their wishes, the more likely they are to experience success and avoid unnecessary acrimony. Most important, however, is ensuring that the best interests of the child are considered in all decisions they make together.

Source:, "Eight Tips for Co-parenting Through the School Year After Divorce", Carla Schiff Donnelly, Sept. 1, 2017

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