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Co-Parenting Tip: Get Your Custody Schedule in Writing

Successful co-parenting does not happen by chance; it requires preparation and open communication focused on doing what is best for your children and, of course, following Court Orders.

One of the most effective ways to make sure your wishes and the needs of your children are reflected in custody schedules is to begin thinking about what is important to you as soon as possible.

Knowing what you are hoping to achieve in a co-parenting agreement is the key to being able to clearly communicate your wishes so your attorney can strategically negotiate an outcome that works best for you and your children.

Your ideal custody schedule should include all of the dates that are important for you, your child and your family, including:

  • Holidays
  • Vacations
  • Sick days
  • Summer vacations
  • Summer camp visitations
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Doctor appointments
  • Extracurricular activities

One of the goals of a custody schedule is to provide a sense of certainty and stability for your children, who won’t be left to wonder which parent will be bringing them to their next dentist appointment or picking them up on the last day of summer camp.

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It is never too early to begin thinking about custody schedules; discussing your custody needs and desires is an important step of negotiating a custody schedule during your divorce. An experienced family law attorney

can help you protect your parental rights as you venture into the next phase of your life.

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