Monthly Archives: February 2012

Preparing a Sample Parenting Plan for Mediation

Mediation services can be a valuable tool to bring you and the other parent together in a low-conflict environment to create a parenting plan. Custody mediation is a series of meetings where a trained mediator works with both parties to reach … Continue reading

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Preparing a Parenting Plan for Court: What To Expect

Attending your first child custody hearing can be intimidating, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Beyond preparing a parenting plan for court, many parents wonder what else they can do. Besides working closely with your attorney, there are … Continue reading

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Happier Holidays with Detailed Holiday Custody Arrangements and Schedules

Most people get divorced because they have a hard time getting along with their spouse and become tired of all the arguing and fighting. Despite this, so many people act surprised when their divorce is final and they are still … Continue reading

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Holiday Custody Arrangements and Holiday Visitation Schedules that Help Reduce Holiday Stress

This is the year you are going to have stress-free holidays. You have created the ultimate holiday visitation schedule as part of your custody agreement. Your holiday visitation schedule lists all of the holidays, even your birthday, and includes individual … Continue reading

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5 Essential Tips For Negotiating a Parenting Plan

Communicating with the other parent during your divorce proceedings can be hard due to the high emotions involved. You may harbor plenty of negative feelings toward the other parent and feel threated that your children are at risk. It may … Continue reading

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How Others Make an 80/20 Child Custody Schedule Work

80/20 child custody schedule is a widely used and traditional custody schedule.  It is functional and does not have the time demands required of other custody schedules.  Many more families can make this schedule fit their lives. We will be … Continue reading

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Comparing Alternating Weekends & Assigned Weekend Schedules

80/20 child custody has a some different schedules available for you to choose from.  We will be discussing these three different schedules in the article. Alternating Weekends Schedule This schedule is very popular with parents who share 80/20 custody.  In … Continue reading

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80/20 Child Custody: Assigned Weekends Schedules

1st, 3rd & 5th Weekends Schedule The 1st, 3rd & 5th weekends custody schedule is one choice under 80/20 child custody.  This schedule has your child living with one parent during the week and spending the 2nd and 4th weekends … Continue reading

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80/20 Child Custody: Alternating Weekends Schedule

80/20 child custody is a more traditional custody schedule.  You child will live with one parent for 80% of their time and 20% with the other parent. This schedule allows your child to have one home while still seeing the … Continue reading

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Create a Parenting Partnership Through Your Basic Parenting Plan

For many parents, child custody decisions top the list as some of the most confusing and emotionally charged aspects of divorce. Loving parents may have no problems with ending their intimate relationship with each other, but feel immense pain and … Continue reading

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Child Custody Agreements for Young Children and Toddlers–Helping Your Child Adjust

As a parent, you love your child and want what is best for them. This is why you should put forth a great effort to create the best possible child custody agreement for your child. When parents separate or divorce, … Continue reading

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Newborn and Infant Custody Agreements for Single Moms

Chances are if you are considering making custody arrangements for your baby, it is because you don’t get along with your ex and you are no longer together. While some people might not think this is the ideal situation, it … Continue reading

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Resources to Help You Create Your Own Custody Schedule

Creating a custody schedule for you and your child can be a very overwhelming and frustrating process.  You are in a new situation and might find yourself scared with all the decisions you are facing.  In this article we are … Continue reading

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50/50 Child Custody Part 3: Two Weeks Each & 3-4-4-3

This post is the third and final part of a series where we will be learning about all the different types of 50/50 physical custody schedules.  This post will be talking about two very different types of schedule options if … Continue reading

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Positive Goals for Long Distance Custody Schedules

Long distance custody schedules are designed to structure how you and the other parent will continue to raise your children, even though one of you is no longer nearby. Long distance custody arrangements aren’t rare, because there are many reasons … Continue reading

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