One thing that can negatively affect children is a situation in which their parents don’t get along. With a divorce, the idea is to separate two people who are no longer in a positive relationship. Then, the hope is that they can work together to raise their children well.

Unfortunately, disputes can still happen and be upsetting. The good news is that a quality parenting schedule with detailed information can help reduce the likelihood of serious disputes happening in the future.

What should you include in a detailed parenting plan and custody schedule?

In a quality parenting plan, you’ll take the time to address almost any kind of situation that could occur. For example, you can detail out how you want to handle the holidays. You can add information on how to get in touch with each other in the case of a medical emergency or other sudden event.

You can add verbiage describing who can or cannot spend time with your child or what you expect when it comes to transferring custody. You can address anything from religion to schooling to extracurricular activities in the plan, so that you have documents to refer back to if a problem arises.

There are going to be times when your custody schedule won’t fit what’s going on in your lives as well as times when you need to be adaptable and flexible. Your attorney can talk to you about what to do to make it less likely for a dispute to arise in the future, so you can enjoy your time with your children without conflicts.