As your divorce progresses, you may find that you actually feel better when you have less contact with your ex. If you do not have children together, this is not a difficult objective to obtain. However, if you are a parent then you are probably thrown together with your ex more often than you would like.
Whether contact with the other parent is sad or adversarial, here are a few creative strategies you can implement that will help diminish the repeatedly painful contact.
· If your children are of school age and you live in the same school district, visitation can commence with the children taking the school bus directly to their other home.
· If your children are pre-school age, then day care or nursery school may be an excellent place for visitation transition.
· Try a neutral family member's home as a transitional place. Bring your children there and pick up can commence after you leave.
· Utilize one of the big bookstore chains. Bring the children to the children's department and let them look at some books. Then you settle down in view of them with a frothy cappuccino until their other parent shows up.
· Try not to transfer kids in parking lots. They feel like cargo and there is always the chance for an unhealthy exchange between the two of you.
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