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In custody disputes, decision making can be marred by emotions

Parents typically want what is best for their children. Yet, even parents who have a strong marriage may at times disagree about certain aspects of a child's life. This is hardly surprising when you consider that being a parent involves constant decision making regarding everything from what the child can watch on TV to what should be done if the child is having problems at school.

But as difficult as these decisions may be for parents who are on good terms, they can be nearly impossible to work out between parents who are going through a contentious divorce. It is not unusual for a couple that is going through a divorce to harbor deeply felt resentments. And these resentments can negatively impact their ability to work out child custody and visitation issues in a civil manner.

This means that the decision-making process can become impaired by anger and distrust. And what may get lost in the emotional turmoil is what is in the child's best interest. If the parents view one another as an enemy, they each may fail to see the important role the other plays in the child's life.

No one is perfect, and it is possible for parents to be flawed. But those flaws are usually minor concerns compared to how important the parent is in the child's life. And this is why if you are a parent who is having difficulty working out custody and visitation issues with your spouse or ex-spouse, you may wish to have a family law attorney give you some help.

At Front Range Family Law, we are well aware of how emotionally charged custody disputes can become. We have experience helping our clients work toward finding acceptable terms that satisfy the needs of both parents and their children. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about the services we offer.

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