MY EX’S SIGNIFICANT OTHER/SPOUSE INTERFERES WITH PARENTING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

More often than not, after you’ve gone through a divorce, you or our spouse, or both, will find new partners. When this happens, it can be stressful for everyone involved, including the new partner, to stick to a parenting plan that works. Because tension is often high in a divorce already, when a new partner is factored in, there are new fears and tensions that you might not have been prepared for. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we’ll help make sure you and your spouse continue with your agreed upon parenting schedule and parenting plan, regardless of any new spouses or partners. With us, you can find solace knowing that, no matter how the parenting dynamic changes once a new partner is included in the mix, your parenting plan doesn’t have to change.

Co-parenting Conflict Resolution

When working through parenting disputes with your former spouse, it can be stressful as it is, but when you factor in their partner, as well, it becomes nearly impossible. Trying to work with two parenting partners instead of one can be overwhelming, especially when you’re still adjusting to seeing your child less frequently. In order to reduce parenting conflicts, it’s best to avoid volatile or high-tension situations. If you are uncomfortable working with your former spouse’s partner or have not worked out how to navigate your relationship with this new partner, it’s best to avoid interacting with them while resolving parenting disputes. Instead, let a divorce mediator navigate these new situations for you so that you and your ex’s new partner can all maintain balanced and peaceful relationships with one another, regardless of what your conflicts may be.

Adjusting Parenting Plans to Include New Spouses

Whether you’re prepared for it or not, it’s likely that you or your spouse will have new parenting partners at some point along the way, and you may find it difficult to factor these new spouses into your parenting plan. Will your new partner pick up or drop off your child when alternating custody? Will your new partner be involved in parenting disputes? These are difficult questions, and you and your former spouse might have different answers; that’s why divorce mediators are here. At Amber M. Serwat, our Burnsville, Minnesota divorce mediation can help you navigate situations in which a new parenting partner interferes with parenting. Contact us at 952-252-1492 or amber@amsmediationplus.com, and make parenting dispute resolution simpler for you and your ex.

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