What are the specific issues to address in a San Diego joint parenting plan? Issues of child custody and parenting time in a San Diego divorce are quite complex. Many who attempt to formulate a strong joint parenting plan may not understand all of the issues which should be addressed in writing within the parenting plan itself.
The specific schedule of visitation at each parent’s home should be clearly addressed. How will each child move between their parent’s homes and on what schedule? How will the co-parents alternate important dates such as birthdays, holidays and vacations? This portion of the joint parenting plan is probably the most obvious to the co-parents though hammering out the details can be quite challenging.
What are the most commonly missed issues to address in a San Diego joint parenting plan? Transportation is an important topic. How will each child get to where they need to be? How will they get to and from school? Is there child care before or after school? How will the child be transported at each point in their day?
The exchange or “drop-off” between co-parents should be discussed and well planned. How will the child move between households? Will you bring the child to the co-parent’s house for the exchange or will the parties meet in some neutral location? If you live in the same school district, will your child simply take a different bus home to each co-parent’s home?
Some of the other specific issues to address in a San Diego joint parenting plan include communications between each co-parent and child. Are cell phone and internet access available for the child(ren) in each home and how will co-parents keep communications open with the other parent?
Parenting plans should address as thoroughly as possible other issues such as extra-curricular activities, how discipline will be administered and even issues such as new dating partners and how or when they should be introduced.
Child custody and parenting time in a San Diego divorce are legally, emotionally and logistically quite complex. This is why it is important to seek the experienced guidance of the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.