Decide How Much Contact to Have with Each Other
Sit down, talk about visitations, how you will communicate, how often you communicate, etc. Be specific in order to avoid future problems. If negotiations can’t be reached, parents who bring in the legal system are opening up an adversarial process that usually results in more conflict. This may be needed in high conflict divorces, especially when violence, drug abuse, mental illness, etc. are involved, but do what you can to work things out apart from the legal system. The more you can anticipate issues and set up rules and boundaries, the better it will be for your children.