California parents who are divorcing should keep the well-being of their children in mind. As they work out custody and visitation, a number of problems can arise. One is that parents may struggle to set aside conflicts. Unfortunately, not being able to work with the other parent can result in an inability to establish a functional coparenting relationship. One parent may begin to ignore custody, visitation and support agreements, and it might be necessary to return to court.
Another issue is that one parent may let the other child down by not turning up for visitation. This can be confusing and upsetting for children because consistency is important to them in a time of such turmoil. Parents need to balance the demands of their own schedules with time for their children.