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The basics of a good parenting plan in Maryland

On Behalf of | Aug 5, 2022 | Child Custody |

When parents divorce, one of the most difficult things to agree on is child custody. How will the child spend their time with each parent? What happens during holidays and vacations? These are just some of the questions that need to be answered in a parenting plan. That’s why it’s important to have a plan that’s detailed and covers all aspects of child custody.

A schedule for when the child will be with each parent

Usually, child custody gets split equally between the parents. This means that the child will spend half their time with each parent. However, there are many different schedules that can be used, and it’s important to find one that works for both parents and the child. For instance, the child may spend alternating weekends with each parent. Or, the child may spend four days with one parent and three days with the other parent.

It’s important to be flexible when creating a parenting schedule. The needs of the child will change as they grow older, and the schedule should be able to adjust accordingly.

A plan for holidays and vacations

Holidays and vacations are often times when family members want to spend time together. That’s why it’s important to have a plan for how the child will spend these days. Will they alternate between each parent? Spend Christmas with one parent and Thanksgiving with the other? Or, will they always spend holidays with one parent?

It’s important to discuss these things in advance so that there are no surprises.

A method for communication

It’s important to have a method of communication between the parents. This can be done via email, text or even a phone call. Having a method of communication will help to ensure that both parents are on the same page when it comes to parenting the child.

Parenting plans are essential for any family going through a divorce. Having a detailed plan will help create a smoother transition for both children and parents.


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