Creating a Parenting Plan in Georgia

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Creating a Parenting Plan in Georgia

The creation of a parenting and visitation schedule is understandably emotional because the ability to spend time with your children is of the utmost importance to most parents. But a good parenting plan can help promote the best life possible for your children. 

An individualized parenting plan tailored to the unique nature of the family is best. 

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a formal document that lists the specifics involving parenting time. They are tools that parents use to establish routines and facilitate the healthy raising of children.

Parenting plans may be a collaborative effort with the parents or created by a court order.

Factors to consider for Parenting Plans in Georgia may include:

  • Parental work schedule
  • Individual needs of the child
  • Distance between parents and child’s school

Parental Work Schedule

Because parents want to have a hand in raising the child and establishing routines, it is necessary to tailor a plan that works with each parent’s respective work schedule. By considering parental work schedules, both parents can continue providing for the child while establishing new routines.

Individual Needs of the Child

Every child has different interests, religious preferences, medical needs, and extracurricular activities. A parenting plan will take into consideration the unique factors at play, like semiweekly sports practice, after-school tutoring, musical training, or any other obligations. The individual needs of the child will be incorporated into the parenting plan to facilitate normalcy and routine in the child’s life.

Distance Between Parent’s Home and Child’s School

Something to consider is the distance between a parent’s home and the child’s school. The distance between home and school is important because a parent who lives far away from a child’s school will have a long commute that may not be in the best interest of the child.

One Size Does Not Fit All

A key thing to remember about parenting plans is that one size does not fit all. Every divorce happens due to a unique set of separations. There are multiple factors at play, so parenting plans must be tailored to the individual needs of the parents and children.

Contact an Attorney for Parenting Plan Assistance in Georgia

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates P.C. is a family-owned law firm with experience in divorce matters. If you need help with parenting plans, schedule a consultation to learn how we could assist.

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