Parenting time schedule _ This is a schedule of time each parent spends with their children. This is also known as a visitation or custody schedule. Children's schedules _ There should be schedules made for each child. These should have information about the children's activities, school functions, sports activities and doctor appointments. Transportation and exchanges _ Information about who pays for transportation, where and when exchanges are made and any other travel arrangements should be part of the plan. Medical and dental care _ Information about the children's health care, including primary care provider(s), insurance coverage and how out_of_pocket medical expenses and deductibles are paid, should be part of the plan. Vacation and holiday schedule _ A separate schedule for holidays, school breaks and vacations should be made. This schedule takes precedence over the regular schedule. Dissolution of disputes _ Resolutions for parental disagreements should be included. Prior disagreements and their resolutions should also be noted for reference. Provisions and other information _ Any provisions such as right of first refusal, and any other important information about the children should be included. As you make your parenting plan, consider using a template to help ease the stress that already accompanies shared parenting. Your plan can be effective when you use a template.
Why is the scope of such a template naturally so large? By reviewing an all_inclusive tool in this way, a person using this organization device can be confident knowing everything that needs to be tracked and on paper (or on the computer) is in fact accounted for. Surprisingly enough, overwhelm tends to disappear for many people at this point. Overwhelm disappears in this way because overwhelm is primarily a function of a person not feeling that they are in control, or that they do not have a solid grasp of what needs to happen in order to produce certain results. So, it is usually when those next actions are laid out in a systematized way that the overwhelm disappears. It really is that simple!