Divorce & Scheduling: How to Make It Work
If you are considering getting a divorce and you have kids, then scheduling is probably on your mind. After all, you've built your life around the idea of making things work, and that includes post-divorce parenting plans and schedules. But what if you don't know where to start? Filing for divorce can be intimidating and overwhelming for any woman—especially when there are children involved—so let’s break down the basics.
What Should My Post-Divorce Parenting Plan Include?
The best post-divorce parenting plan should include every detail related to parenting time and custody arrangements between both parties. This includes details such as when each parent has physical custody of the child (if applicable), pick-up/drop-off times, holidays and vacation arrangements, school activities, religious observances, communication rules (by phone or email), and more. Having these details laid out clearly in writing can help avoid any unnecessary conflict in the future.
How Can I Make Sure My Kids Are Okay During This Transition?
It's important to remember that this transition can be just as hard on your children as it is on you. Making sure they feel supported throughout the process is key. Talk openly with them about what's happening so they understand their situation better. Be honest about their feelings—both positive and negative—and provide an open space for them to express themselves without fear of judgment or criticism from either parent. Additionally, if possible, try not to disrupt their routines too much while transitioning into new living arrangements; this will give them a sense of consistency which can help ease some of their anxieties during such a difficult time in their lives. In addition, seeking outside support such as counseling or therapy can be beneficial for both parents and children alike during this transition period.
Going through a divorce can be an emotionally draining experience for anyone—but especially strong women who have built their lives around making things work out well in spite of adversity. The good news is that with careful planning and clear communication on both sides of the equation it doesn't have to be overly complicated or stressful either! Find out if filing for divorce is necessary in your particular circumstance; create an effective post-divorce parenting plan that covers all bases; and make sure your kids feel supported throughout the process by providing an open space for communication free from judgment or criticism from either parent. With these tips, you can make the transition into post-divorce life easier for everyone involved. If you need assistance crafting a plan schedule a consultation to figure out the best plan for your children.