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Parents can learn to embrace co-parenting roles

Parents who fight for sole custody of their kids in a divorce often do both themselves and their children a disservice by attempting to limit the other parent's access to the children. While there certainly can be legitimate reasons to restrict parental access, e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence or neglect, for the most part, children thrive when they spend quality time with both of their parents.

Still, it can be hard to trim those apron strings and wave good-bye as the kids head out to spend the week with their other parent. If you are struggling with the co-parenting arrangement in your divorce, the following tips might be helpful.

Recharge your batteries

If you are going through a divorce with young children, you may feel like you're playing "Whack-a-Mole" on steroids, always hopping from crisis to crisis without ever putting out all of the fires. But when the kids leave to spend time with your ex, you have the perfect time to regroup and recharge.

It's more than just finding time for a bubble bath and a glass of wine. It's more of an opportunity to get to know yourself again as a single uncoupled person. It could also be about reinvention -- you have the chance to flip the script of your life and evolve into whoever you always wanted to be.

Maybe you always wanted to return to school for your degree, but life and children intervened. Your career trajectory could change markedly should you elect to pursue an undergraduate or advanced degree program.

Reconnect with friends and family

When you are married, friendships and even family relationships often take a back burner to the primary relationship you share with your spouse. Now that you are newly single, reach out to those in your life with whom you'd like to re-establish strong ties. Put in the required effort to invest in these relationships and you will reap the benefits of having a strong support system in place at such a critical time in your life.

Work closely with your family law attorney

Now is the time to find out what works and what rankles regarding your custody arrangement with your ex. Address any concerns with your Phoenix family law attorney so that when the final judgment is rendered in your divorce, your children's best interests are well-represented.

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