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How can I co-parent with a difficult ex?

For divorced couples in Kentucky, co-parenting is rarely easy. This is especially true when dealing with a difficult ex-spouse, who may create conflict simply because. It’s crucial that you come to an understanding to benefit your children, even if it seems like an impossible task. In this case, offers the following advice.

Be flexible

Life is often unpredictable. That means even the most carefully designed parenting schedule will need tweaking from time to time. Try to work with your ex when it’s reasonable to do so. For instance, if visitation days need to be switched around every now and again don’t put up a fight. This will make future compromises easier and possible make your ex more agreeable.

Look at things from a different perspective

While you may be convinced that your way is best, try to look at things from your ex’s perspective. It’s easy to dismiss the other person, especially when there’s bad blood between you. However, keeping an open mind is integral, especially when it comes to something as important as child-rearing. Even if you ultimately disagree with your former spouse, taking the time to consider another point of view can be helpful.

Consult the court

Of course, even your best efforts may not be enough to resolve the issue. In this case, it’s time to take the matter back to the court. You and your attorney can present your case, showing the attempts you made to resolve issues to no avail. You may be able to receive a custody modification if it’s considered in the best interests of your child. 

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