The exchange of child custody is one of the most stressful situations a child can endure, especially if their parents cannot get along. It’s important for the parents or guardians of the children to do everything in their power to make the exchange of child custody as safe for their children and themselves as possible. Let’s take a look at some important tips to make this happen.
First and foremost, it’s important to pick a location that is neutral for everyone. This can be a police station, a fire station, a public library or even the child’s school. This will make both parents or guardians feel comfortable and help the child at the same time.
If you have trouble interacting with the other parent, it’s a good idea to ask a neutral third party to attend all exchanges of custody. If you are exchanging custody at the school, it could be a teacher or administrator. If you are exchanging custody at the police station, you could ask a police officer to attend the exchange.
When exchanging child custody, you should also set a time for the exchange and be sure to be on time for each appointment. If you know you will be late, make sure you let the other parent know you will be late. This can help reduce animosity between the two of you.
If you are able to put the tips from this post to use when exchanging child custody, there shouldn’t be many problems. Make sure you have someone with you to intervene or pick a public place if you do not feel comfortable seeing the other parent on your own.