Not every divorce ends with both parties never wanting to see each other again. But occasionally, it does happen that way. The problem is that when kids are involved, going your separate ways becomes complicated. There is spousal support, custody battles, visitation schedules, and co-parenting. Basically, you need to work together even when your relationship is over. But you wish it were not that way, prompting you to ask your lawyer: “can I keep my ex away from my kids?”
Unless maintaining a relationship with your former spouse puts your children in physical or serious emotional danger, or your spouse willingly gives up his or her parental rights, the courts are generally going to seek out ways to give each parent access to their children. In turn, your best bet is to find a way to work together.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Your kids deserve to have a relationship with both parents, when possible.
- It is more difficult to take care of your kids alone.
- Working with your former spouse shows your kids that you are a united front.
- You are still a family — regardless of the divorce.
I know this may not be exactly what you want to hear, especially if you have convinced yourself that you and your kids are better off without your former spouse in the picture anymore. But — and I have said this many times — this is not about you! Your children did not choose to have their parents get divorced. Many times, they are stuck in the middle as you and your ex try to get out of each other’s hair as quickly as possible.
So rather than focus your energy on so much negativity, turn your attention to what is best for your children during this complicated time. At the end of the day, what is best for them is maintaining a relationship with both parents.
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If divorce is the answer, you need a trusted advisor to guide you through each stage of your divorce and help you deal with the stress that naturally comes with that. We work diligently to achieve a result that ensures you receive what you are entitled to as you move forward onto the next stage of your life. The Nelson Law Group brings nearly two decades of experience in family law to each and every case.
Give our knowledgeable staff here at Nelson Law Group, PC, a call if you have any further questions regarding this or any other issue. Our staff is always available. Give us a call today! For more information about Brett A Nelson, click here.