Sharing custody with your ex-spouse may not be easy, but it’s often in the best interest of your children. When it comes time to exchange custody, it’s natural to have some nervous feelings.
Here are four tips you can follow to avoid an argument:
- Show up on time: If you continually show up late, without a reason, you’re going to anger your ex. It’s best to show up on time, if not a little bit early.
- Bring someone with you: If you have concerns about your safety, ask a friend or adult family member to accompany you. This holds true no matter if you’re dropping off or picking up your children.
- Exchange custody in a safe place: There are many options, such as a local police station or your child’s school or day care. Not only does this enhance your safety, but it will give you peace of mind.
- Settle on a schedule that works: Once you find something that works, such as exchanging custody in a particular location, stick with it. With the same schedule in place for each exchange, it’s easier to stay on track and to avoid a mistake that causes an argument.
It’s not always easy to follow these child custody exchange tips, but you should do your part.
If your ex continually fights back, such as by neglecting to drop off your children at the right time, you will want to speak with them about this. Depending on the circumstances, you may also have to learn more about your legal rights. This may be the only way to get your custody arrangement back on track.