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Child Whose Parents Kept Her from One Another Disallowed from Visitation Hearing

Child Whose Parents Kept Her from One Another Disallowed from Visitation Hearing

It is an unfortunate fact that many divorced parents struggle with co-parenting their children. The Akron Beacon Journal recently reported on a court decision related to a custody battle between the two parents of a young girl. Subsequent to their divorce, both parents used international trips with their child to keep the other parent from exercising visitation rights and to avoid court orders.

When a couple divorces, there may be hostility and resentment involved, even to the point that it compels parents to limit access to their child. While conflict is clearly difficult for the couple, their children often suffer as well. It is easy to lose sight of the importance of maintaining a good parenting relationship with your former partner while in the middle of a divorce. But remember the following:

  • It may hurt children if they’re used as weapons between ex-spouses, and this may be expressed through fits of anger, depression, poor performance in school and difficulty socializing among peers.
  • While your romantic relationship may end, your co-parenting relationship does not.  Keeping in mind that you both love your children and want what is best for them will help you continue to serve as strong parents.
  • Consistency is the best thing divorced parents can offer to their kids. Even though kids experience some changes when their parents separate, it’s important that they retain the same general rules and expectations they had previously. This helps ensure a smoother transition for everyone involved.
  • Do your best to avoid involving your children in divorce-related disputes. Try not to fight in front of them, criticize the other parent to them or use them as a messenger in communications with your former spouse.

If you’re going through a divorce in Dayton or elsewhere in Ohio, consult a family law attorney who can help protect your interests and those of your loved ones while focusing on productive solutions.

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