Autumn can be stressful for families with school-age children but navigating this season following a divorce can be even more overwhelming. Fortunately, it is possible for divorced parents to co-parent effectively. Here are several tips for New York parents who are divorced to help their children have successful and productive school years.
Creating a plan and supporting the children
First, it’s best for co-parents to stick to their parenting plan closely during the fall school season. The plan should ideally include school pickup and drop-off times to promote smooth commutes. It may also make sense for the parents to give their children’s school their parenting schedule so that school officials know which parent will pick up the children on a given day.
Parents can also ask their children how they can support them during the fall semester. This may include helping them with homework. The parents may want to play to their strengths and help with the subjects they are most knowledgeable about, leaving the other subjects to the other parent when possible.
How a family law attorney can help
Figuring out how to co-parent after divorce can be challenging, but a family law attorney in New York can help. The attorney can help a client going through divorce proceedings negotiate a fair, comprehensive parenting plan that satisfies both parties. The attorney will also work to ensure that the children’s best interests are protected during each stage of the divorce proceeding.