Starting on a custody plan? You can ask for support

Starting on a custody plan? You can ask for support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

You love your children, and you want to make sure you get plenty of time with them. At the same time, you know that your ex-spouse is a good person and also deserves a chance to be with your kids. So, you both have had discussions about how to split custody.

Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, neither of you can decide on the best way to divide custody. You have similar work schedules, and you both have similar preferences for the days of the week that you’d want to have custody. What can you do?

Start with the basics: Getting started with child custody schedules

To start with, you can both find any days that don’t overlap with one another for your custody agreement. For example, if you are always at work on Saturday but not Monday, then you might want to take on custody during your ex-spouse’s Monday shift.

Once you begin creating a small list of dates you know that you have to have custody or that the other parent needs to take over custody, you can move on to working through the rest of your schedule.

If you’re both reasonable, you might want to consider working with a mediator as you set up your custody schedule. They may have additional tips to help you create a schedule since they’re familiar with cases like yours. Another thing you can do is to have your attorney give you some tips on what they’ve seen work in the past for families like yours. With good advice, you will come up with a solution, so your children can see both of you.

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