Texas parents who have split still have to work with their former partners to ensure that the children are able to adapt well to their parents not being together. Developing an efficient parenting schedule is one way to do this.
Parenting schedules are mainly about dividing the duties of child custody. However, parents can also use the scheduling to show their children that they are the first priority and that their parents are willing to work with one another, despite any disputes they have, to see to their well-being.
Parents will want to avoid making parenting schedules in which convenience is the sole focus. While it may be the parents' first inclination to ensure that the schedule is convenient for themselves, they should keep in mind that their child should have a continuous relationship with both parents. Ensuring that they have enough time with both parents will require compromise.
Parenting schedules should also not be used to retaliate against an ex by having them compromise to such an extent that their personal life and career are negatively impacted. As always, the main focus should be on what is necessary to secure the well-being of the children.
When a basic parenting schedule has been completed, all parties should adhere to the plan for at least a few weeks determine what is and is not working. Modifications can always be made in the future. Parents will want to avoid making changes too soon for what could be normal complications when trying to become accustomed to new living arrangements.
A divorce attorney might litigate to protect the rights of clients involved in disputes regarding child custody and visitation. Negotiation may also be used to obtain favorable settlement terms regarding modifications to existing child custody orders.