What is Co-Parenting? Co-parenting (sometimes called “shared parenting”) is when both parents work together as a team to raise their children, even after the marriage or romantic relationship ends. Communication between parents who lead separate lives can be difficult, especially when there are hurt feelings or other emotional barriers. Parents must learn to put these … Read more >

Help Your Children Succeed—Maintain the Co-Parenting Relationship

Parenting in one home is a challenge, and parenting in two homes can be especially hard. When a break up is fresh, it can be difficult for parents to set aside their emotions and focus on their children’s needs. The newness of exchanging the children will eventually become a routine, normal process. The children are … Read more >

Standard Possession Order and Parenting Time

Most custody orders include a standard possession order (SPO) that sets the schedule for each parent’s time with the child. Custody orders refer to parenting time as access and possession, which is the same as visitation. Terms of the basic SPO allow the noncustodial parent to have possession of the child a couple of hours … Read more >