In Missouri, most divorces end in shared custody over children. It’s a safe option because children rely on both parents to ensure a safe, happy childhood. However, sharing custody means sharing parental duties, including financial decisions.
The thought of sharing finances with a co-parent may seem stressful, but there are ways to handle money with a former spouse that doesn’t end in a heated argument.
Review the divorce agreement
Communicate often with your ex
Create a system that works
The most crucial aspect parents need to consider is their child. If financial woes stress them out, it will eventually lead to stress on your child. Consider what’s best for them and your co-parent. You may find a way to keep yourself out of court and a happier family dynamic.