Divorce can be difficult, and co-parenting can be stressful. This can be true even if your custody arrangement is working for you.
That said, a custody arrangement that is not working for you can make things even more stressful. If you think that your custody arrangement is not working for you, here are some things to keep in mind.
Your schedule is stressful
One sign that a custody arrangement is not right for you is that your schedule is hectic and stressful. If you frequently find it difficult to make time to meet up with your former spouse to pick up and drop off your children, you may need to consider altering your custody setup.
Your children are not happy
Another sign that your custody arrangement may need to change is that your children are not feeling content with the setup. If your children feel that they are moving back and forth too much, it can interfere with their happiness, and it can also put unnecessary stress on them. Ultimately, this can make it difficult for them to function properly. It could potentially impact their mental health as well as things like their performance in school.
Divorce can be a difficult thing to deal with no matter who you are. It can be even more difficult if there are children involved, and the custody agreement you have in place is not working for you or them. By taking time to assess how your custody agreement impacts you and your children, you can decide if a change would be what is best for you.