Kentucky parents who get divorced may find it easier on themselves and their children when they work together to raise their kids. The primary benefit for a child is knowing that he or she can count on both parents being in their lives no matter what happens. Parents benefit because they don't have to pay the full financial and emotional cost that comes with helping their kids transition into adults.
This means that each parent has time to live their own lives and the resources to chase their dreams as well. Generally speaking, parents who are able to work together to raise their children develop a strong bond. This bond may have benefits beyond just raising a child in an amicable manner. For example, if one parent encounters an emergency situation, the other may be willing to help by providing money or a place to stay for a day or two.
When parents trust and respect each other, it can make creating a parenting plan much easier. Instead of a rigid custody or visitation schedule, the parents can simply do whatever works best for them and their child. That can be ideal for adults who work odd schedules during the school year or over the summer. They can also provide consistent discipline since the child will have a strong relationship with each parent.
It's not uncommon for parents to have disputes over visitation schedules, child support amounts and other issues relating to their children. While parents may be able to come to a resolution on their own, some disputes are best resolved with help from a judge or mediator. Whenever a dispute arises, it will be resolved in a manner that protects the best interest of the child even if the parents don't agree with the outcome.