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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Maintaining a Close Relationship With Your Child Post-Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » September 13, 2016 »

Unfortunately, many parents who make the decision to Divorce their spouses do so with only one thing in mind -- getting out of the relationship as quickly as possible. However, it is also important to keep the children in mind when going through the process, as Divorce is often quite tough on them as well.

A significant issue that often arises in Divorce cases that involve children relates to maintaining a close relationship with them -- even after the Divorce has been finalized. Just because a parent Divorces his or her spouse does not mean they “divorce” their children too. That said, it is important for Divorcing parents to ensure they keep a close relationship with their children at all times.

But how can a parent do that? Your Towson child custody lawyer offers a few suggestions and tips.

How to Keep a Close Relationship With the Kids After the Divorce in Baltimore County

There are several things Divorcing parents can do to maintain a close relationship with their kids. For example, we know how much children love in Baltimore County, Towson, Arbutus, Pikesville, Cockeysville, Parkville, and Abingdon love their technology, especially their cell phones. That said, one sure way to stay close with children is to call and text them on a routine basis.

Calls and texts to the children should happen on a regular basis -- not just once a month. Noncustodial parents are encouraged to maintain this contact at least once a week and if the child does not answer the phone when the call is made, be sure to leave him or her a message.

Most children will almost always read their texts, so if calling does not result in a return call, parents should consider texting a brief message just to let the children know that they are on their minds.

Additionally, parents are encouraged to make plans with the kids and see them as often as possible. Establish times to see the children and be sure to be there on time, when possible. Also be sure to coordinate the plans with the custodial parent to avoid potential conflicts and let the kids know that plans have been made to see them.

Depending on the requirements established by the visitation order, noncustodial parents should help their children know and understand that they will be there for them as much as possible.

In order to maintain a close relationship with your children, you should always continue to demonstrate a level of respect for the other parent that is obvious to the children. This can go a long way towards maintaining a positive relationship, especially when you are willing to be respectful and kind toward the custodial parent.

If a custodial parent makes things difficult when it comes to dealing with the children, it is important for the noncustodial parent to keep moving forward with pursuing a relationship with the kids no matter what. Even if things start off rough in the beginning, children tend to gravitate toward the parent who shows them that they care and hopefully both parents will be able to demonstrate that love and care equally.

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Call The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman at (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free Consultation. The Purpose of the consultation is to determine whether you want to retain this law firm as your Baltimore County & Harford County Family Lawyer. If you do wish to proceed, then you must pay a retainer. See Our Policy on Fees and Costs. The family firm is located next to The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.