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Can a child custody agreement provide long-term stability?

When navigating the divorce process, all members of the family will be impacted. Children often feel the emotional upheaval of what has happened more than any other member of the family, but parents can make concerted efforts to provide stability and a nurturing environment, even during the legal process. A child custody agreement can and should include the needs of the children and protect their long-term well-being. 

Children are flexible and resilient, but parents should note how a divorce will impact them in the years following a divorce. A custody arrangement should include details determining education, religious preferences, medical treatment protocols and visitation schedules. Issues should be resolved during negotiation, mediation or litigation in an attempt to forestall conflict and legal battles in the future. Missouri parents can seek custody and visitation arrangements that provide stability and uproot the children as little as possible.

It is well known that children benefit greatly when they can maintain a strong relationship with both parents after a divorce. If Missouri parents are able to do so, respective legal teams can help draft post-divorce arrangements that both protect rightful parental influence and a solid relationship with both parties. Routines and schedules should be established, as they provide a source of comfort for children during a difficult time. 

If you are facing a divorce, it is important to remember that even during a contentious and difficult divorce, parents can reach a beneficial and practical child custody arrangement. Working with an experienced family law attorney can provide the guidance needed to successfully navigate the legal process. You have the right to a legal ally who understands your needs and will strive to protect the best interests of your children. 

Source: helpguide.org, "Children and Divorce", Accessed on March 10, 2015

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