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When an unconventional approach to co-parenting is best

Every family is unique. As a result, every marriage and every divorce are unique. There are a great many benefits to be derived from embracing the unique nature of your family. This is perhaps especially so if you and your child's other parent are no longer romantically involved.

In order to best ensure that your child's particular best interests are honored, you may need to focus on unique solutions to the challenges that your family faces. This may include allowing an attorney to help you construct or modify a parenting plan that works for your family, even if that parenting plan is unconventional in its structure or execution.

What is best for your child?

If your child is close with his or her other parent, you may need to find unconventional ways of fostering that relationship. One extreme example recently featured in a Huffington Post article involves allowing the child's other parent to live in your house on the weekends. That arrangement would allow you to remain in your child's life on the weekends while also allowing your child to see his or her other parent. It would also foster a dual-parenting situation for part of the week, which can allow your child the amount of attention and affection he or she craves.

Certainly, this is an extreme example. But consider allowing this example to jog your mind. What unique needs does your child have that might benefit from an unconventional approach to custody or co-parenting? Could you find new ways to ensure that your child's best interests are met in this context?

What is best for you?

While thinking about unconventional solutions to parenting-related challenges, do not forget to think about healthy boundaries and limits. It is critical that you can remain relatively comfortable with whatever unconventional arrangements you may propose to your child's other parent. You will not be doing your child any favors if you attempt to embrace an unconventional approach on his or her behalf but end up miserable as a result of it. 

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