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What are some tips for creating a parenting plan?

When you get divorced in Arkansas, you can work with your spouse to create a parenting plan to manage the custody of your children. A parenting plan works out all the details of visitation instead of having the court make those decisions. It is far better for everyone if you can create your own plan. However, this can be tough, especially if the divorce is contentious. There are some tips that may help make the process go more smoothly.

Very Well Family suggests starting on your parenting plan with the right mindset. You should both keep the children in mind at all times and focus on their needs, not your own. You should work with a calendar that has all your children's appointments for school activities and other extracurricular events. Also, consider special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, along with family commitments, such as reunions or weddings. You may also want to involve the children if they are older and get their opinions on what they would like.

Make sure you think about the logistics. This may be especially important if you will live in different areas and travel will be required. Keep your own schedules in mind and do what makes the most sense. Making plans that are inconvenient will likely lead to issues in the future, so it is better to go with what is most reasonable.

Finally, make sure there is room in the schedule for changes and make rules about how changes can be made. This will help avoid trouble down the road. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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