The media tends to focus on the co-parenting success stories, but like most other California parents, you know that there are just as many, if not more, parents who struggle to make things work after a divorce. They make mistakes that only seem to make the situation worse, and if they can't work it out, they could end up back in court.
Perhaps you are in the beginnings of a divorce and this is your fear. You and the other parent agree that you need to do what's best for your children, but you aren't sure how to get there without making mistakes that could cause your plans to backfire. One way to avoid these issues would be to have an understanding of what common errors other divorced parents make and create a parenting plan that includes preemptive strikes.