Common Problems and Solutions in Parenting Plans

Woodstock family lawyerWhile you and your spouse may have the intention of creating a well-structured parenting plan, your Woodstock family lawyer can explain that it is almost impossible to predict all potential problems and issues that may arise. However, your Woodstock family lawyer can inform you of the common problems that arise in the parenting context so that you can be better prepared for them if they do arise.

Discipline

Woodstock family attorneys can help you set up established rules regarding how children will be disciplined in both homes.

Structure

Parenting should be consistent and structured. Visiting children at unannounced and unplanned times will only lead to confusion and stress. Establish clear guidelines concerning time for each parent. Your Woodstock family lawyer may recommend using a color-coded calendar to indicate which days will be yours and which will be your spouse’s. Each child may carry one, or you may hang them on the refrigerator.

Emergencies

If an emergency arises, it is important that you have a plan in place about how to deal with this issue. Decide ahead of time who will care for a sick child or respond to an emergency call. The parent who will not be impacted as much by missing a day of work may be the better parent to handle this responsibility. Schools and supervisors of extracurricular activities should have both parents’ contact information.

If you would like to learn about other common problems of parenting plans and how to solve them, contact the Stetler Law Group by calling (815) 529-4554.