General Child Custody Articles

Overall advice
How to avoid court, people to know in a custody case and overall child custody rules

Types of custody
The many types of custody: legal, physical, joint, sole, split and beyond

Information to get you from the start of a case to the end

Age-based guidelines
Tips for parenting plans and schedules based on your child's age

Legal concepts
Learn about interstate custody, custody professionals and more

Guides for family members
Advice specific to fathers, unmarried parents, stepparents and grandparents

Special circumstances
Help for families who live in different states, need supervised visitation, etc.

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

Make My Plan


50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20

Long distance schedules

Third party schedules


Summer break

Parenting provisions


How to make a schedule

Factors to consider

Parenting plans:

Making a parenting plan

Changing your plan

Interstate, long distance

Temporary plans

Guides by location:

Parenting plans

Scheduling guidelines

Child support calculators

Age guidelines:

Birth to 18 months

18 months to 3 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 13 years

13 to 18 years


Joint physical custody

Sole physical custody

Joint legal custody

Sole legal custody

Product features:

Software overview

Printable calendars

Parenting plan templates

Journal what happens

Expense sharing

Parenting time tracking

Calculate time & overnights

Ways to use:

Succeed by negotiating

Prepare for mediation

Get ready for court