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Why and how do you make a parenting plan?

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2020 | Parenting Plans And Parenting Time

Parenting always requires preparation, but single parenting takes more than that. It often requires planning and communication with your child’s other parent. Since this level of preparedness is necessary for a child to have a good life, it’s time to get serious about developing a workable parenting plan.

  • How can a person devise a parenting plan?

With no experience as a single parent, it may feel like there is nowhere to start, but sometimes it is as simple as looking at a calendar. If you know your own availability because of work or other obligations, this information can be noted and shared with other parties to create the beginning of a parenting plan.

  • What besides time is included in a parenting plan?

Physical custody is one thing, but custody also involves the decision-making involved in raising a child. This includes everything from school choice and religious affiliation to the child’s dietary and medical needs. If parents are not in agreement, a parenting plan can include information on who gets to make decisions and how to resolve later conflicts.

  • When is it time to modify a parenting plan?

If a parent’s situation changes in a way that affects their parenting or their children’s lifestyles, a parenting plan may need revision or modification. These situations may include a change in employment or an arrest on a felony charge.

  • Who can help with a parenting plan?

An attorney can help create or defend a parenting plan. Legal representation is often a good element of single parenting if matters have to be risen in civil court once or several times during a childhood.