Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

How do you keep a child custody agreement functional?

When you and your spouse choose to get a divorce in New Jersey, it is going to take some time to agree upon a child custody arrangement that will provide support and consistency to your children without creating too much stress for either parent. Establishing boundaries, clarifying responsibilities and leaving room open for modifications in the future are all imperative parts of creating an agreement that will be rewarding for everyone involved. 

Once an agreement is solidified and it appears to be working appropriately for both you and your spouse, you may be wondering how to maintain the consistency that you have going right now. One suggestion provided by is that you review how things are going every so often. Evaluate if the arrangement is working for your children and allowing them to continue to build positive and long-lasting relationships with both of their parents. Assess if the arrangement is allowing you to continue parenting without compromising your ability to maintain a job. 

If you reach a point where you realize that things need to change or that the dynamics in your family have rendered the agreement ineffective any longer, you have the option of requesting modifications to be made. If approved by the court system, you can implement the changes effective immediately. Sometimes, depending on the changes you wish to have made, you and your former spouse may be able to negotiate to reach an agreement that will continue to benefit all parties involved. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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