During child custody determinations, parents can sometimes spend a significant amount of time battling over what is in the best interests of the children. Different considerations and strategies may factor into a child custody dispute. Many times, determining what considerations parents can agree on is a good strategy to achieve positive outcomes that may build on one another during the process of negotiating a parenting agreement.
When parents have an acrimonious relationship, and are having difficulty agreeing on anything, they may want to consider bringing on a party that can provide a neutral evaluation as to what would be best for the children. Other qualified professionals' help, including a mediator, may be available to assist parents to reach agreements that are in the best interests of the children.