As a divorced Texas parent of young children, you probably want to try to ensure that they see both of you as much as possible. If you create a co-parenting plan that you are both satisfied with, then this can be achieved. Here are a few ways that you can be successful so that everyone involved is comfortable with the plan.
A child custody plan begins with communication. You have to talk to each other to find out where your children should live and how often the non-custodial parent should see your children. If there are issues that arise, then you need to let the other parent know so that they can change their schedule as well. Keep in mind that you don’t need to see the other party face-to-face to effectively communicate. You can send emails, talk on the phone, or even send text messages as long as each person clearly understands what’s said. If you find that you can’t agree, then don’t argue in front of your children.
Once a custody plan is put in place, you should try to maintain the schedule as much as possible. This can prevent disruption in your child’s life and in the lives of each parent. Consider making a calendar of events for school and activities at the beginning of each school year so that each parent knows about teacher workdays and holidays. This can make it easier to plan ahead if your children want to spend time with the other parent outside of the agreed-upon schedule.
With a little planning, there are things that you can do that work for all of you.