Shared parenting responsibilities present challenges to every couple, married or not. For recently divorced former spouses with a shared custody arrangement, a whole new set of concerns and obstacles arise. When it comes to co-parenting with a former spouse, there's one important factor to remember: the kids always come first.
No matter the tensions from the marriage or past issues, the success and happiness of your children needs to take top priority. It may sound oversimplified to tell former spouses to put aside their differences for the sake of the kids. However, it doesn't have to be an overwhelming challenge if parents remember a few key considerations throughout their shared parenting arrangement.