Not all marriages in the Franklin area last forever. Despite spouses not getting along as well as they used to, they still love their children and want the best for them. Working out a co-parenting plan is an important step in making sure children are put first during a divorce.

Each family is unique and has different circumstances, which is why all co-parenting plans are different. There are many needs that should be addressed in the plan, including the ages of the children and their developmental needs. Schedules should also be taken into consideration. Children often have busy school and activity schedules and parents can also have busy work schedules. Holidays and other special events should also be taken into consideration. It is important to work out how much time the children will spend with each parent, including routine time, overnight stays and holidays.

A parenting plan should include parents deciding on how best to raise the children in regards to certain issues such as religion, bed time routines and discipline. If a child is sick there may need to be an agreement as to whether the child will still go to the other parent’s residence. If a child is to be enrolled in extracurricular activities there may be stipulations as to whether both parents need to agree on the activity and who will be paying for the activity. There are many other situations that parents may want to include in a plan as well, including trips, child care, school work and the children’s property.