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Child custody: How to stay close to kids as a noncustodial parent

When a Kansas parent gets divorced, he or she may encounter many challenges regarding the new co-parenting plan. It take weeks, even months, to negotiate a child custody agreement. As a noncustodial parent, other challenges can arise as well, such as trying to maintain an active and close bond with children as everyone adapts to a new lifestyle.

Parents who take the initiative to pursue interaction with their children have the greatest chance of success. Kids can get quite moody at times, especially if they are unhappy that their parents have decided to break up. It is critical for a noncustodial parent to stay in close contact, perhaps via email, texting, virtual visits or phone calls, on days when it is not his or her turn to have parenting time. 

Children are more likely to come to terms with divorce in a healthy manner if their parents show respect for one another. One way to damage a parent/child relationship is to cause a child emotional stress by talking bad about his or her other parent. This can confuse children, especially when they are trying to discern where their loyalties lie.

When it comes to child custody, things do not always go as planned. However, there's a big difference between someone canceling a visit because of an illness or a job-related complication and a custodial parent trying to keep a noncustodial parent from seeing the kids. Once a Kansas judge signs an order, both parents must adhere to it. If one refuses, the other can take immediate action to rectify the situation in court.

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