If you’re getting a divorce, you might consider developing a parenting plan with your former partner. A parenting plan is often part of a custody arrangement. It determines issues affecting custody such as the responsibilities that each parent has. There are a lot of advantages to creating a parenting plan for both you and the children involved.
It Gives Children Stability
It’s common for children to feel as though their world is being torn apart during a divorce. The often wonder whether they should side with a parent and if so, which one. You want to avoid this occurring if you can, and a parenting plan will help. It will provide children the stability they need and remind them both parents are still part of their life.
Reduces The Chance Of Fighting
If possible, you want to avoid fighting with your partner during or after a divorce. If there are children involved, fights are usually going to revolve around them. A parenting plan stops these fights occurring because arrangements are completely agreed upon. There is no reason to argue, and this provides a more positive environment for children.
Keeping The Family Together
A parenting plan could be exactly what is needed to keep the family together. This is beneficial for everyone involved and makes sure when the relationship ends the family dynamic is still healthy. That’s important for the welfare of you, your child and your partner.
This infographic further demonstrates how a parenting plan works and the issues involved.
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Not a pleasant thing to think about, but its important to have a plan. Great post!
Divorce is never a good thing, but having a plan is always good to have.