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Creating a parenting plan that works

On Behalf of | Jul 14, 2022 | Child Custody

When it comes to child custody for Indiana couples that are divorcing, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are some general tips that can help create a co-parenting plan that works for everyone involved.


Parents need to be able to communicate with each other about their child’s needs, schedule, and any changes that come up. You may also want to have a system in place for resolving disagreements. Whether it’s a weekly meeting or a daily check-in, make sure that you’re both on the same page when it comes to parenting.

A detailed schedule

A co-parenting schedule should be detailed and specific. It should include everything, from school and extracurricular activities to holidays and vacations. By having a schedule, you can avoid conflict and make sure that everyone knows what to expect.

On top of that, a schedule can also be helpful for kids. It can provide them with stability and routine, which is especially important during times of transition.


While a schedule is important, it’s also important to be flexible. Things come up, and sometimes, the best-laid plans have to change. For instance, one parent might have to work late or travel for business. When this happens, the other parent may need to be able to adjust accordingly.

By being flexible, you can make sure that your child always has the care and attention they need, even when things don’t go according to plan.

Put your child first

In the end, your child’s needs should always be your top priority. When making decisions about child custody, visitation, and parenting time, ask yourself what is best for your child. By putting your child first, you can make sure that they’re always happy and healthy.

With open communication and a child-centered approach, you can create a co-parenting arrangement that works for everyone involved.