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Nevada parents can help their children thrive post-divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2018 | Family Law |

When parents in Las Vegas divorce, one of their primary concerns may be how the divorce will affect their child. They will want to make sure their child feels safe, happy and loved despite the failed marriage. There are many steps parents can take to ensure that their child thrives post-divorce.

First, once a child custody and visitation schedule has been set, parents should abide by it. Children need routines and consistency. Adhering to the agreed-upon or court-ordered child custody schedule can provide a child with the stability needed during a time of upheaval. If parents find that their child custody arrangements are not working, they can seek to have the court modify the child custody order. If the modification is in the best interests of the child, it may be granted.

Parents should also keep in mind that, despite their divorce, they will be working together to raise their child. This means that they will have to remain in contact with one another. There may be holidays or other special times that the parents will share with their child together. Also, parents should encourage their child to have a meaningful and healthy relationship with their ex. This means allowing the child to communicate with their ex when necessary, even if it is not the ex’s designated parenting time. Also, if one parent wants to move away with the child, they should ensure they meet all the legal requirements for relocating, as laid out in state law and their child custody and visitation order.

Nevada parents love their children and will do all they can to ensure their child is not harmed. While divorce can be a difficult time for a child, there are many things parents can do to help their child both with the transition and moving forward into the future. If a parent is having problems with their child custody order, they may want to seek legal guidance from a family law attorney, so they can make informed decisions.