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Work out your parenting plan quickly after a split

Parents who have minor children have a long road ahead of them if they decide to end their marriage. They will have to work through the child custody issues that come with this split. It is difficult to think about not being able to see your kids daily, but this is what happens in these cases. We know that you might have some concerns about what the arrangement might be like.

One thing to remember is that you and your ex will likely be able to work together to come up with the child custody agreement. This gives you some control over what the final parenting plan will be like. This is usually best since a child's parents know the intimate details about the situation and can work together to come up with a plan that puts the kids first.

You need to think about two types of custody when you are in this position. One of these is physical custody, which means which parent is going to have the child with them. The other is legal custody, which means which parent will make decisions for the minors. Oftentimes, parents will share these duties equally.

It is normally best to set your parenting plan as quickly as possible after the split, so that your children can have the stability they need. While you do need to have it as detailed as possible, remember that life happens and you might have to be flexible sometimes. The more you and your ex can work together to make the situation work for the kids, the better everyone might fare.

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