Medical concerns can affect child custody and co-parenting

Medical concerns can affect child custody and co-parenting

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2017 | Child Custody, Firm News |

When two parents separate, typically they will have to continue to work together on some level to co-parent the children. Many of the details of child custody can be handled during the divorce itself, and other details are addressed along the way. Medical issues can also be a disruptor in matters of childcare and custody. Individuals in Wyoming may find themselves facing a similar issue, as some parents have learned to handle both diabetes and divorce.

Some individuals who are parents choose to separate slowly in order to work more on their commitment to the children. While this approach will not work for everyone, it is important to note that efforts to keep the child’s best interests in mind will not be wasted. Recently, more families find that a shared custody agreement is in the child’s best interests. This plan allows for the child to have a relationship with both parents, and once settled, it can be incorporated into the schedule with minimal difficulty. 

If the child then develops a disease, such as diabetes, it will then need to be managed by both parents. If one parent is not able to follow the physician’s recommendations for the child, this may call for a revision of the custody arrangement. When both parents are able to follow doctor’s orders, even if they have different styles, the child is still able to have healthy connections with both parents. 

Managing the care of a major disease in two homes isn’t easy, but it can be done. Medical concerns may need to be discussed in the event of a child custody negotiation. In Wyoming, many individuals choose to use an attorney for help in creating a custody arrangement that works for everyone. 

Source:, “Diabetes and Divorce: Managing Care in Two Homes“, Sharon Kabbes Chrisman, Dec. 14, 2017