We’re often told as children that you accomplish more with a plan. When you have a goal, you have to picture what success looks like and work backwards to figure what you need to do to get there. The same is true when you have children, especially when parents are not living or working together.
How can separated parents work out their children’s requirements?
The best way to split physical custody, address special events for children and manage other details of raising minors is a parenting plan. This is a document that demonstrates parents’ commitments to a family court or judge approving a divorce involving children or a paternity claim.
What does a parenting plan look like?
When it comes to custody, the plan will probably look like a calendar. The schedule will reflect where a child will spend his or her time as well as who will attend to his or her needs by the day or week. Documents that show who is addressing these needs will probably look like lists.
What if parents disagree later?
A parenting plan should also include a way to address conflicts, either by listing alternatives or mapping out the resolution process. Parenting plans and children’s lives come together easier when there is a predictability involved.
Who can help create a parenting plan?
An attorney can always help with plans, mediations and other facets of planning split custody as well as the court requirements and filings. Fathers and mothers should have someone representing their interests, especially in emotionally charged situations that need useful conclusions.