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Divorce: How to Create a Parenting Plan

Division of the assets can be the most frustrating and stressful time of a divorce. This is when the two parties are figuring out how to split the assets they have acquired in their lives together – some tough stuff. This can be your home, the vehicles you own, children, and much much more.

Parenting Plans = Snowflakes

They say that no two snowflakes are ever the same. This is pretty accurate for parenting plans also. This is because everyone’s individual situation is different than someone else’s. Realistically, no two divorces are ever really exactly the same. Here are things to consider when creating your parenting plan with your ex-spouse.

Money

If you have children, money may be a big consideration as raising children is expensive. Depending on the age of your children, you will need to determine who will be purchasing the day to day items. If you have a baby, who will pay for diapers, childcare, food etc.? Then, as your kid gets older, who pays for music lessons, or clothing, cell phone, etc?

In many cases, one parent will determine on average how much these expenses are which will determine how much the other spouse needs to pay in child support. It is important that both parents understand how costs change as children get older and agree to re-evaluate the numbers at certain points to make sure both parents are paying their fair share.

Visitation

Many divorces end up with one parent being the primary care taker and the other parent will get time on weekdays or weekends. This also means that holidays needs to be split between parents also and should be talked about and agreements should be made. Also, depending on the age of your child, time and visitation may change as your child grows to his or her teenage years and he or she wants to hang out with friends more or has a sports game. Whatever the reason, being flexible and accommodating to your child is key to the success of co-parenting.

The Law Corner: Raleigh Divorce Attorneys

Brian Demidovich primarily focuses in Raleigh family mediation and the other Raleigh lawyers at The Law Corner can help you with a fast and simple no-fault or uncontested divorce. However, we are also there to represent you in the most difficult divorce situations too. With experience in and out of the courtroom, we can help you with your divorce — no matter what.

As you may know, in North Carolina, almost all divorce cases require you to live separately for a total of one year. For more information, The Law Corner divorce attorneys in Raleigh can help explain the divorce process to you and help you with other divorce related issues, to include, but not limited to, the following:

Raleigh Mediation Attorney

Bankruptcy & Divorce in North Carolina

Raleigh Credit Card Debt & Divorce Attorney

Raleigh Uncontested or Absolute Divorce Attorney

Raleigh Collaborative Law Attorney

Raleigh Equitable Distribution of Property Lawyer

Raleigh Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyer

Raleigh Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Raleigh Domestic Violence, Stalking and Harassment

Raleigh Legal Separation & Separation Agreements

Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

Child Support and Modifications Lawyer in Raleigh

Child Visitation and Rights Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Abuse, Neglect & Dependency

Self-Help Clinic in Raleigh, NC

The Law Corner Attorneys help people all over Wake County to include the following areas: KnightdaleWake ForestRaleighMorrisvilleApexWendellZebulonNew HopeCaryRolesvilleFuquay-VarinaHolly Springs, and Garner.

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