Creating an effective parenting plan can help parents and children move forward positively in the aftermath of a divorce.
Below, we provide some tips to make your parenting plan as successful as possible.
Tip #1: Communication is Key
The success of any parenting plan depends on clear and effective communication from each parent. Make sure you and your ex-spouse know when the child will stay with one of you, and try to keep that schedule as consistent as possible. If you or your ex-spouse cannot have the child over for one of the scheduled times, make sure that’s communicated clearly.
Tip #2: Put the Child First
Keep in mind that you’re establishing this parenting plan for the benefit of the child, and so that they will maintain a healthy relationship with each of you. This parenting plan is not a time for you to discuss past issues with your ex-spouse, or put your child in the middle of disagreements.
Tip #3: Understand Your Rights
Your custodial rights as a parent will depend on whether you have joint, sole, physical, or legal custody. Make sure you understand the different types of custody arrangements before agreeing to any parenting plan.
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The aftermath of a divorce can be a difficult time. Our Michigan family law attorneys are here to help you sort through the logistics and find a solution that benefits everyone involved.
Contact Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a free consultation.