You are recently divorced, and you and the other parent (or the judge) have decided on a 50/50 child custody split. While you may be happy that you can see your kids half of the time, you may wonder how you will make it work.
A 50/50 schedule can be complicated if you do not live near the other parent, though not impossible. It’s typically more successful when:
The most common child custody schedule involves alternating weeks. These tend to be the easiest to keep track of and maintain. For example, the child may spend one or two weeks with one parent, then alternate and spend the same amount of time with the other parent.
Choosing the right schedule involves communicating with the other parent to see what works best for everyone involved. You will want to keep your children’s best interests in mind, as well as both parents’ work schedules and other obligations.
If both parents have a regular schedule, then having the children for one to two weeks at a time and then alternating may make the most sense and be less stressful for the children. However, if your schedule is erratic, then it may make more sense to choose a different option.
Also, keep in mind that you are not necessarily limited to the schedules listed above. You can choose another option based on your lifestyle and the needs of your children. Work with the other parent and the court to determine the best option for your situation.
Child custody situations can lead to conflict. Try to work with the other parent to create a schedule that works for both of you and reduces stress on the child.
You do not have to navigate the child custody process alone. Seek legal help from the experienced divorce attorneys at Andrea Heckman Law. We can help with child custody and other family law matters you may be facing. . To schedule a consultation with our office, call or fill out the online form.
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