The end of a marriage does not necessarily signal the end of a couple’s association in Lincoln, especially if they have children together. It also may not translate to a cessation in any hostility they may hold towards each other surrounding the end of their marriage. This can make continuing to raise their kids together difficult, as the well-being of the children often conflicts with the negative emotions one may feel towards the other parent. The hope is that they will eventually be able to get over their differences or, if disputes do happen, they remain private.

Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Recently, police had to be called to an orthodontist’s office in Pennsylvania after an argument broke out between two divorced parents. The couple at one point held some notoriety for being reality television stars who later went through a bitter divorce. The dispute arose over who would take their daughter home from a scheduled appointment. Law enforcement officers were eventually able to help settle the argument without having to make any arrests. While it was not reported who brought the girl to her appointment, she eventually went home with her father. 

The trouble with ongoing disputes between divorced parents is that the children often become involved (as demonstrated in this example). If parents begin to feel as though their harsh feelings towards each other will inevitably lead to tension, they may want to consider restructuring their custody agreement so as to limit their interactions (and thus spare their children from witnessing further hostilities). While such an undertaking will require them to work together, the assistance of experienced family law attorneys may be enough to help get a modification done peacefully. 

Source: PEOPLE.com “Police Called on Jon and Kate Gosselin over Verbal Custody Dispute at Orthodontist’s Office” Stone, Natalie, Aug. 22, 2017