There are no “Blurred Lines” here ”“ the five-month divorce proceedings between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton will come to an end on April 14. This celebrity divorce was a long time in the making ”“ the two announced their separation in February 2014. Thicke, 37 years old, met Patton in high school and the two had been together ever since. Despite the divorce, both parties insist that their love for one another is still deep and will last forever.
The two are sharing child custody of 4-year-old son Julian Fuego. Given how amicable Thicke and Patton’s split appears to be, the child seems to be in good hands.
How Can I Ensure that My Children Are Taken Care of Following a Divorce?
Co-parenting can be a difficult process. Major life decisions, such as those concerning religion, discipline, finances, morality, recreation, physical health, education and emergencies, can all cause a lot of strain when two parents differ on opinions. Here are some tips for successful co-parenting:
- Your feelings toward your ex should not dictate how you act toward them. Remaining friendly and cordial is the best way to help your kids through the divorce.
- Parenting time is very important. Do not deprive the other parent of their time with the kids. Honor your parenting schedules. If circumstances change, consider a custody modification.
- How your spouse raises the child is up to them. As long as the child is not suffering as a result, try to respect the choices of the other parent.
- Your new co-parenting relationship with your ex may be difficult and awkward at times. If you remain respectful, your spouse should mirror that.
- Respect each other’s privacy in all matters that do not relate to the child.
Divorce Matters ”“ Denver Family Law Attorneys
Did You Know? Colorado divorce law requires a 90-day waiting period before granting a final decree of dissolution of the marriage. Most contested divorces in Colorado take at least 6-12 months.