WHY AN ATTORNEY SHOULD DRAFT YOUR PARENTING PLAN
Parenting Plans need to be detailed. Make sure your parenting plan has a detailed schedule. Don’t just say “liberal visitation”. There is no liberal visitation definition and you may end up fighting. Contemplate how the parenting plan will change as the children grow up. What works for elementary children will probably not work for high school students. Be proactive. Address moving and parenting time. Many couples end up in court when one parent is moving.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS TO CONSIDER
Outline rules for travel outside of the county as well for travel within the United States, including passport applications, etc. Take into account expenses for future orthodontics and eye care and allocate the expenses. Consider a requirement that the parties mediate before going to court. Also, don’t forget to include periodic review of child support.