What You Need To Know To Create A Parenting Plan That Works

Designing a great parenting plan takes work and cooperation. An inadequate parenting plan may work temporarily, but it will cause problems down the road. It can lead to insufficient parenting time and arguments between parents when unanticipated issues arise. As an experienced family law lawyer and parenting coordinator, I can help you create a long-lasting plan designed to build in growth with your child.

A working parenting plan will protect parents from emotionally stressful disputes. Most importantly, a great parenting plan will benefit your child. It should be detailed, covering a number of topics and custody guidelines. Always include the following major topics in your plan:

  • Education preferences
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Medical care details
  • Parenting time
  • Pickup and drop-off locations and times

Sweat The Small Stuff

Once you have the main topics covered, it is important to discuss the details. After over three decades in family law, I have discovered that small details can end up making a big impact. During our appointment, I will ask you questions such as:

  • Does your child have any special needs?
  • Should we include grandparents in the parenting plan?
  • Who gets the family pet and how will that affect your child?
  • Do you celebrate any special family events or holidays?
  • What is the plan when your child gets sick?
  • Who will take care of annual dentist and doctor appointments?
  • Where do the financial responsibilities lie?

It can be easy to get caught up in messy disputes and a busy daily life. Putting time into creating a great parenting plan will reduce overall stress and benefit your child. As an experienced parenting plan attorney, I have guided a large number of parents through effective and efficient plans. Even high-conflict families can find peace through a solid parenting plan.

Contact Fulop Law To Get Started On A Great Parenting Plan

With over 35 years of experience in divorce, child custody and parenting coordination, I understand the importance of a complete and detailed plan. Schedule an initial consultation to discuss the unique needs of your family. Together we can create a parenting plan that works. Call our office today in White Plains, New York, at 914-948-0945, or you may fill out our online contact form.