After a divorce, child custody negotiations add to the stress. If you have a busy career, you may worry about whether the courts will give you quality time with your children. The truth is that your career does not have to get in the way of a meaningful relationship with your children. 

Forbes explains how to balance your career and child custody rights. 

Stay proactive with child care 

When managing children and work, it can be difficult. There will be days where you may have to work late or you may have a different schedule. Make sure that you have child care prepared in advance! Do not wait until the last minute to find a babysitter or to make arrangements for your children. 

Put children’s needs first 

If you are in the middle of child custody negotiations, your children come first. It is important for children to have both parents involved in their lives. Think about the routine that your children have and what type of routine you can stick to. You need to ensure that you can be in your children’s lives as much as possible. For instance, if your children are with you on school days, can you be home to help with homework? 

Commit to time you can keep 

Do not try to ask for more time than you can give your children. If you commit to a certain amount of time, then you need to make sure that you can adhere to it. For instance, if you ask for a weekend but you must work weekends or travel, you could end up disappointing your children. Be honest about your schedule.