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How can I be a good father after divorce?

Being a good father is not always easy. This is especially true after a divorce, which may complicate your ability to parent effectively. When there is animosity between you and your spouse it will unfortunately impact your relationship with your children. There are steps you can take to be a better parent to your kids, as illustrated by Very Well Family

Establish a parenting plan

If you find it difficult to make child-rearing decisions with your ex, a parenting plan can offer help. A parenting plan provides a framework for the decision-making process, whether you're making decisions on medical care, schooling, or where your child will be spending summer vacations and holiday breaks. A parenting plan can be especially beneficial for exes at odds since it will establish rules on how decisions are made regarding children. 

Make child support payments are required

Both parents are obligated to support their children financially, which is why child support orders are handed out to the non-custodial parent. Payments must be made according to the judge's orders or you face serious consequences, including wage garnishment or even jail time. If you feel as though you can't make the payments as ordered, be sure to contact your attorney right away. You may be able to have the order modified until you're on solid financial ground. 

Try to stay close to your kids

The best thing you can do for your kids after a divorce is to be accessible. That means you should try to stay as close as possible to them so you can have a hand in child-rearing. Moving far away greatly complicates matters and also deprives you of important quality time. Unless absolutely necessary, put off big moves until your children are older. 

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