Child custody matters have to be handled seriously or the children can suffer. We know that this is a trying time for you so we want you to know what options you have for handling these matters. The most important thing for you to do is to remember that the focus is on the children. You can’t think about how decisions will impact you or your ex.
One area that is often difficult to think about is the parenting schedule. This can be a challenge because both parents need to have quality time to spend with the children, but they also need to work. This can present a conundrum, but by working as a team, you and your ex should be able to figure out a plan.
There are times when having a flexible parenting plan can benefit the children. This is the case when one or both parents have a job that has inconsistent hours. We can help you determine whether there are creative solutions to the custody schedule that can help your children enjoy both parents.
Another area of negotiation that you need to work through is the decision making power. You have to think about education, health care and faith, as well as any other points that have a big impact on your child’s life. Whether you choose to share the responsibility for decisions with each other or one parent will handle specific ones, the method should be clearly outlined in the child custody plan.
Try to come up with the parenting plan as early in the process as you can. This gives your children the stability they need to be able to adjust to the new way of life. Please explore our website for more information on how we can help.