Custody in Special Circumstances


Supervised visitation
When supervised visitation is necessary and how it works.

Supervised exchanges
When supervised exchanges are necessary and how they differ from supervised visits.

Long-distance families:

Interstate parenting plans and visitation schedules
Information about making a parenting plan and custody schedule when parents live in different states.

A father's word about out-of-state custody
Moving to a different state without your child can be tough. In this interview, a father details his experience with interstate child custody.

International custody agreements
You'll have to make special accommodations if one parent moves to a different country. Stipulate in your custody agreement how to handle such a move to protect your child and your parental rights.

Other special circumstances:

Custodial parents & noncustodial parents
The rights and responsibilities of each parent depend on whether they're the custodial or noncustodial parent.

Child custody when you're living with a new partner
What parents need to know about how living with a new partner can affect child custody.

Co-parenting with a narcissist: Tips and strategies
The strategies and tools you need to co-parent with a narcissist. Understand how narcissism impacts parenting and learn to communicate with your narcissist ex.

Parental alienation
Parental alienation is a controversial concept that proposes a parent can manipulate their child into rejecting their other parent.

What to do when the other parent withholds your child
Parents may resort to withholding their child to punish their ex. Here's what you can do to see your child again or protect your child from danger.

Child custody issues for parents with mental illness
Mental illness could impact how a parent parents. Whether you or your ex is living with a mental illness, it will impact the custody decision.

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