Perhaps the most difficult part of a divorce or when a couple separates is deciding how the children will be cared for in the future. Child custody in North Carolina includes decision making authority regarding a child’s welfare (legal custody) and where a child will live (physical custody). The best case scenario is for parties to decide upon what type of custody arrangement will apply to their children. Regardless of whether a couple decides on custody for themselves or a Court decides for them, learning to co-parent is perhaps the most important step forward.
Co-parenting is a process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated and no longer live together. While co-parenting is a simple concept, in reality it can often be difficult to master.