What should we consider make when drafting a parenting plan?
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Divorce is difficult for your whole family. As parents, it is important for you and your spouse to make decisions that are good for your children throughout the divorce process in Georgia. This is especially true when it comes to creating a parenting plan. While it can be very emotional to schedule how you will split your children’s time between the two of you, this plan can set the stage for how you work together as parents in the future.
Parents Magazine explains a solid parenting plan can get things off to a good start where you can co-parent effectively. It is like the first task you undertake as separate households trying to raise children together. It is not easy, but it is necessary.
One of the best ways to ensure the parenting plan discussions and decisions head in the right direction is to stop thinking about what each of you wants. Instead, focus on your children and what they want and need. When you put the children first, it will make things much easier and allow you to avoid situations where you fight over something one of you wants.
You also need to be flexible. Do not go into the process ready to fight. Instead, go into the process ready to work together and compromise. You cannot get everything you want in this situation. You will not be able to have your children for every holiday or every weekend. You may have to give up quite a few things, but the other parent will too. So, keep that in mind and work as a team to create a parenting plan that will work. This information is for education and is not legal advice.
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