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Balancing Your Work-Home Life As A Co-Parent


A lot is expected of working parents, who often grapple with trying to balance quality time with their children with work and their day-to-day obligations. This endeavor can feel even more difficult for divorced co-parents. Doing so is not, however, impossible for those who plan ahead. Read on to learn more about balancing your work-home life as a single parent after divorce.

Keep Your Work Schedule in Mind 

One of the most important parts of the divorce process for couples with children is coming up with a parenting plan and custody schedule. This schedule will dictate when each parent is expected to provide care for their children during the week. It’s important for divorcing parents to carefully consider their work schedules when setting up such a time-sharing arrangement. If, for instance, you work a nine to five job, then you may benefit from an arrangement where you have custody in the evenings and weekends. Alternatively, a parent who works remotely may have more flexibility when it comes to sharing custody.

Pre-Plan Your Activities 

Making the most of your time with your children can also help co-parents balance their work-home life more effectively. By creating memorable moments for your children, you can avoid feeling like you’re missing out when you aren’t with them or have to work. Consider planning activities during the evenings or weekends and if possible, include your children in making those plans. By having a thorough grasp of your time-sharing arrangement, you can prioritize your time with your child, allowing for a more equal work-home balance.

Set Aside Time for Self-Care 

Co-parents who are trying to work and have quality time with their children often feel overwhelmed. To help keep this from becoming too burdensome, remember to spend some time on self-care when you have some time to yourself. Consider going on a walk, attending a yoga class, or just spending an hour reading. This can give you some much needed “me time”, ensuring that you are well-rested physically and emotionally and in the best position to parent effectively when your time with your children rolls around.

Contact Florida Child Custody Lawyer Sandra Bonfiglio, P.A. Today 

Coming up with a parenting plan is difficult, as it requires a careful and in-depth assessment of your work schedule and other obligations, but also how you plan to balance those obligations with your home life. Experienced legal guidance can help make this process a lot easier, so if you share children with your partner and are considering divorce, you should think about reaching out to a skilled family lawyer for help. We know how stressful it can be to create a time-sharing arrangement that fits your schedule, your spouse’s schedule, and the best interests of your children. Dedicated Fort Lauderdale child visitation and time-sharing attorney Sandra Bonfiglio, P.A. is here to help. Call us at 954-945-7591 to get started today.




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