For the best interest of the child
Co-parenting after separation
Keywords:divorce, separation, co-parenting, parenting, family, decision-making, children, communication, conflict resolution
Moving forward as a family after parent's separate requires finding common ground to build on, often centered on The Best Interest for the Child. However, this term itself is subject to interpretation. Who decides what is in the best interest of the child? In cases where parents, either on their own or with legal assistance, cannot address matters concerning their children according to family law, who will make those decisions? In most cases, it will be a judge—a third party who is often unknown to the parents and not chosen by them—to determine the future of their ongoing family life. Is that the answer?
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