Many people commonly view divorce as the splitting up of a family. However, family bonds can remain strong, especially those between a parent and the children, even after a Texas couple chooses to end a marriage. Of course, those bonds can depend a great deal on how child custody is handled.
Even if parents have joint custody, each parent will still spend a lot of time away from the kids. Because it is important to maintain the parent-child relationship, maintaining contact even when away from the kids is important. Parents can call their kids to check in and have other forms of communication as long as they do not violate the custody order. Parents can also ensure that they play active roles in their kids' lives, including attending school functions and staying in the know about their children's educational progress.
It can also be helpful for parents to maintain respectful relationships with each other. Though they may have divorced because they no longer got along, treating each other with respect could go a long way in helping the kids feel more comfortable and with allowing the custody arrangement to work as best as possible. It can certainly be difficult at times, but making the effort could lessen conflict.
A number of issues could arise when it comes to child custody because parents feel strongly about their children. If Texas parents have not yet come to custody terms, they may want to prepare for their cases and assess what type of arrangement may help them maintain healthy bonds with their kids. Working with experienced family law attorneys could help concerned parents understand their options.