Using Multiple Parenting Plans

You can have more than one parenting plan in Custody X Change, which is helpful if you want to work on different drafts. You could also make a plan for each child (if they'll have different custody arrangements) or each ex.

Keep in mind that each plan will have its own settings.

Creating additional plans

Custody X Change automatically starts your first plan when you open an account. To add additional plans:

  1. Click the "parenting plan" tab.

  2. Hit "plans" at the top left of your screen. (On your phone, you may instead see a gray button with a document on it.)

    From the drop-down menu, select "manage parenting plans."

  3. You'll land in your plan management console.

    To create a blank plan, click "new parenting plan."

    To make a copy of an existing plan, click the "duplicate" button under that plan's name.

  4. A box will appear for you to enter a name. Use any name that will help you distinguish this plan from your others.

  5. Hit "save." Your new plan is ready and opened for you to work on.

Renaming plans

To rename a parenting plan, follow the instructions above to arrive at your plan management console.

From there:

  1. Click the "rename" button under the name of the plan you want to change.

  2. Enter any name that will help you distinguish this plan from your others.

  3. Hit save.

Moving between plans

To switch which plan you're working on or viewing:

  1. Click the "parenting plan" tab.

  2. Click the "plans" button at the top left of your screen, which may appear as a gray button with a document on it if you're using a phone.

  3. Select your desired plan from the drop-down menu.

Bring calm to co‑parenting. Agree on a schedule and plan. Be prepared with everything documented.

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