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A good parenting plan is an important tool for parents

| Feb 10, 2021 | Divorce

Kids often experience emotional trauma and stress when their parents go through a divorce. Most Nebraska parents work to minimize the potentially negative impact of their divorce on their children, and one way they do this is by creating a strong and thoughtful parenting plan. This establishes a sense of normalcy and consistency for the kids, and it can be a tool used to protect them from unnecessary stress.

What is it?

A parenting plan includes the terms that outline how much time the kids will spend with each parent. It can also outline things such as how the parents will transfer the kids back and forth, how they will share holiday visitation and much more. A good parenting plan should account for the work schedules of each parent, ensuring the kids feel like they are able to maintain a strong relationship with each one.

Parenting plans can be quite basic, but the more detailed they are, the more effective they will be. The terms can set standards for how the parents will make decisions and what they can expect from each other, greatly reducing the chance of a conflict.  The less conflict, the better the children will feel about their new circumstances.

Help with the plan

A divorce will change life for every member of a Nebraska family, but it can be especially difficult for young children. A parenting plan is one effective way that adults can protect the mental and emotional interests of their kids. It may be helpful to discuss the terms of a plan with an experienced attorney.