Parenting plans are the basis of your co-parenting relationship. When you set it up, you have to think about what is best for the children and not what is easiest for you. This can be difficult because you might want everything your way after the divorce. Taking a step back and looking at the situation as a whole might help you determine what you are going to do to make the transition from one home to the other a bit easier for the kids.
One thing that you can do when you are making the parenting plan is to think about how the children can get the most time with each parent. It won’t be conducive to the children if you set things up so that the children are always with a parent who is working. When it is possible, try to schedule the parenting time in a way that the children will have time with each parent on their off days.
You also need to think about how decisions for the children will be made, how disagreements will be handled and what special arrangements you need to make the situation more conducive to your child’s lifestyle. We are here to help you determine how to get this done.
We are here to help you evaluate the necessary components of the parenting plan so that you can have one that works for your child’s needs. Just remember that the agreement you have now might need to be changed some as the children mature and their needs change. We can work with you on these modifications, too.