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How to provide a stress-free custody exchange

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2018 | Family Law

Have you recently divorced your spouse and are now involved in a child custody arrangement? Do you have an arrangement with the other parent of your child, which can be created even if you haven’t been married to each other. Child custody exchanges can be very stressful and awkward, especially if you do not get along with the other parent. Here are some tips for making sure the exchange goes smoothly in Austin, Texas.

Try to have a third party not involved in the situation at every exchange, even ones that are not previously scheduled. The third party can help keep the situation calm, occupy the child while you speak with the other parent or perform the exchange for you if you cannot be near the other parent.

Do your best to conduct the custody exchange at a comfortable, familiar location. A great option is to do the exchange at the child’s school. That makes it easier to bring a third party into the mix because you will have teachers and administrators on the property who can help you with the exchange.

Never be late to an exchange. This will only upset the other parent. If you must be late because of an emergency or some other issue, try to notify the other parent as soon as possible. This will help to keep things cool between the two of you.

Do everything possible to stay calm during the exchange, even if the other parent is trying to instigate you. This is very important for the health and well-being of your children.

Did any of the tips in today’s post hit home for you? If so, be sure to utilize them the next time you exchange custody of your children with the other parent in Austin, Texas. It will make it easier on everyone involved, especially the children.