While divorce can conclude a problematic marriage, parenthood is still something you need to handle. No relationship ends when children are involved. Each parent shares an interest in the well-being of a child, and it has the equal right to participate in that relationship. A parenting plan can help.
A parenting plan protects the child while guaranteeing that parents share access, decision-making, and responsibility for their children. Joint custody means that both parents must participate equally to protect their children’s health, education, and wellness. A plan depending on the cooperation and understanding of recently divorced people will someday require judicial intervention.
It is inevitable that at some point, the parents will disagree on something. So, planning for that situation and providing clarity in advance can make things easier for everyone. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of having a parenting plan, give Shaffer Law Family a call today at (480) 470-3030.