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Keep a toxic co-parent from manipulating a parenting plan

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2020 | Parenting Plans And Parenting Time

The intent of a child custody plan is to provide kids with stability and security after a divorce. When these plans are practical and thoughtful, they should allow children to have meaningful relationships with both Nebraska parents. However, even the best parenting plan can be complicated and difficult when one parent is not cooperative. It’s critical to write a plan that is fair and reasonable, making it difficult for one parent to manipulate it.

If someone is working with another parent who is toxic, difficult or manipulative, it may be important to document any instances when the parent does not follow the terms of the parenting plan. The potential for problems is one of the main reasons why it is important to create a plan that is thorough and specific. The more detailed the plan, the less likely it will be that the other parent can deviate from it.

The terms of a plan will have significant impact on a family for years to come. The specifics matter, not just for how they will affect a parent and the kids now, but also well into the future. When working with a difficult co-parent, it is possible to create specific boundaries within the terms of the plan that will make it more difficult to manipulate visitation time and more.

Working with a Nebraska family law attorney when creating a parenting plan can lower the chance of problems arising in the future. This may be especially important when working with a toxic ex or difficult co-parent. Before agreeing to terms or making plans, it may be helpful to first get an assessment in order to understand the optimal approach for the individual custody plan.