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Tips for explaining a custody agreement to a child

Entering into a custody agreement with the other parent of your child is not always easy. It likely took you quite a long time to reach the agreement. You might have even needed to have the agreement drafted by the family law court in Tavares, Florida. Either way, you need to stick to the terms of the agreement. Here are some tips for explaining custody to your child.

The most important thing you can do is talk about custody proactively. You don't want to wait to have a conversation with your child as a reaction to the custody agreement being handed down by the court. The more proactive you are, the less likely it is that your child will struggle with the arrangements.

Explain the changes that are happening because of the custody agreement. Let your child know where he or she will be living each day of the week. Make sure they understand who will be responsible for getting them to and from school. Also, let them know that they are still loved by both parents.

Help your child manage the changes in their life. Make things as easy on them as possible. Make sure your child has a bedroom at your house and the house where the other parent lives. This will help your child get used to the custody arrangement and accept that things have changed.

If you explain custody clearly to your child, he or she should have an easier time adjusting to the new arrangements. It might take a bit of time for everyone to get on the same page, but the more you follow the tips outlined today, the less likely it is that your child will struggle with the new custody arrangement.

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