Goldman Law Offices

Free consultations for all personal injury and criminal matters

Creating house rules to increase stability for kids after divorce

When divorced parents have shared custody of their children, setting common house rules can often be difficult. However, agreeing on common house rules can make the transition easier for the kids. As such, it is imperative that parents in Pennsylvania attempt to work together to agree on what shared house rules they will have.

One of the easiest ways to reach a parenting agreement regarding house rules is to have both parents sit down and talk it out. Parents should pick the rules that are most important to them while agreeing to compromise on other rules that they do not feel are as important. For example, if a parent is set on having a specific bedtime, the other parent may agree in order to maintain consistency. If the children are at least 6 years old, parents may wish to include them so that they feel that they have some control over their lives during this transition time.

If the parents find that they cannot reach an agreement, they can opt to work with a mediator or go back to court. Working with a mediator allows the parents to maintain control. Once they go back to court, however, the judge will be in charge of making the final decisions.

While some parents are able to move past their differences and work together to raise their children, others may not be able to. Because the children's needs will change numerous times as they grow up, a family law attorney could represent a parent in regards to custody disputes or other changed circumstances.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Rated By Super Lawyer William L. Goldman Jr.|
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Avvo
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated Seal For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Client Distinction Award - William L. Goldman, Esq.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Listed in Best Lawyers | Seal of The World's Premier Guide
  • Best Lawyers | BEST LAW FIRMS | US NEWS 2020
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Goldman Law Offices

90 E. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-348-2605
Fax: 215-348-5247
Doylestown Law Office Map

Leave us a review of your experience with our firm Review Us