Share with your friends!
When divorced with children, having a co-parenting calendar is vital.
Being organized will not only help you but also the well-being of your children.
Also called a visitation schedule, custody schedule, or parenting time calendar, a co-parenting calendar is an important part of your divorce proceedings.
An effective co-parenting calendar takes into account the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of the children before anything else, before the needs want and desires of the parents even.
It will ensure that the children continue to have stable care and as much consistency as possible without denting their need to have both parents fully in their lives.
A co-parenting calendar makes it clear who has responsibility for the children when so that they don’t slip between the cracks and there are minimized conflicts over parenting time and responsibility.
The more detailed the calendar, the less opportunity for conflict.
Here are some of the benefits of a detailed co-parenting calendar:
When you and the other parent sit down together to create a co-parenting calendar, it helps to have all the actual dates, times, and other scheduling details in front of you.
Because you and the other parent are dealing with approximately a year’s worth of scheduling, you should not rely on your memory or guesswork when creating a parenting time schedule.
Here are some of the things you should have with you when creating a co-parenting calendar:
Here are some things to avoid when creating a co-parenting calendar:
You can ensure your co-parenting calendar is meeting your children’s needs by noting in a parenting journal that keeps notes on the children’s experience ranging from your children’s temperament to any missed visitations.
By keeping a parenting journal, you will begin to recognize patterns in your children’s behaviors and note any parts of the schedule that just don’t work.
Not only does this aid in working with the co-parent if changes are needed, but should you need to make a legal change, the court will always be more receptive to documentation over unsupported opinion.
If the other parent refuses to make a co-parenting calendar, you are better off producing one than not.
It shows that you are actively engaged in your children’s well-being and willing to consider their need for their other parents.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.