Colorado parents headed for divorce court may have heard about co-parenting as well as parallel parenting plans. These are two distinct variations of parenting arrangements that can be adopted and enforced by courts when a family splits. If parents cannot agree on a plan, a court is most likely to impose a parallel plan, but if the parents can get along and are committed to setting aside personal interests in favor of what most benefits the children, co-parenting is an option that has proven beneficial to children.
When parents are facing divorce, it is never an easy time for them or their kids. It is usually best for children if their parents can work together and continue co-parenting. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin committed to 'conscious uncoupling," which included effective co-parenting for the good of their two children. It sometimes takes a certain amount of resilience for parents to put their children's needs first, especially if they have a volatile relationship, but some manage to do it well.
Parents in Colorado and elsewhere who are dealing with divorce face many pressures. It's not easy learning to handle child custody arrangements and payments and parenting time. Finding ways to move forward financially after a marital separation can also be tricky.