When it comes to making arrangements for children after a divorce, New Jersey parents may find themselves having a difficult time. They may wish to fight for the child custody terms that they believe are best for the circumstances, but in some cases, even after agreements are made, one or both parents may still be unsatisfied. Because these outcomes can sometimes lead to stress and tension, parents may wish to make resolutions to move forward in more positive manners.

It is understandable that parents want the best for their children. However, due to the stress of potential disagreements with the other parent, children’s feelings can sometimes be put on a back burner when custody decisions are being made. If parents attempt to move forward with their children’s needs in mind, they may be better able to work toward their custody goals in a more efficient manner, rather than possibly getting sidetracked with petty arguments.

Considering children and custody agreements may also come into play if a parent is contemplating moving to a different home or area. Extended commutes could potentially make custody schedules more difficult, especially on children who have extracurricular activities. Additionally, if a custodial parent wishes to move, they may wish to ensure that such a step would not violate the terms of their custody agreement.

Only being able to see children part-time can be difficult for any parent. However, it is important that child custody terms are carried out. If a New Jersey parent wishes to pursue changes to an agreement, he or she may wish to explore options for custody modifications. Discussing the case with an experienced family law attorney could also prove useful to interested parties.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Top 10 Difficult New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parents“, Laurie Hollman, Dec. 24, 2015