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Custody can be complicated, but a good parenting plan helps

Child custody can be complicated, especially when you and your spouse aren't getting along well. It can be particularly difficult if you can't agree on your schedules.

The good news that it's easier to work out a parenting plan if you start with your personal schedule first. Sit down and work out when you're on the job, when you're busy with activities or personal hobbies and when you have free time. Your spouse should do the same thing.

Once you each have a schedule, sit down and compare them. First, mark down when you are free, but your spouse isn't. That starts your parenting plan, pointing out when you must have custody.

When you both are busy, you'll need to look at ways to have your child cared for at that time. For example, if you work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and your ex works from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday, you'll need to sort out a way to care for your child on Friday at the very least. The other days, it's easy to see who will be home, so sharing custody should be simplified.

Of course, not everyone's schedules are this simple, so you'll need to look at yours specifically to figure out what you want to do. Your attorney can give you helpful tips about arranging custody and parenting plans that could work in your case. With more knowledge of the possible parenting plans, it should be easier to find one that you and your ex-spouse can agree on moving forward.

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