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Tips for writing a visitation schedule

| Jul 9, 2021 | Child Custody And Visitation |

Creating a visitation schedule after your divorce in Tennessee can be a hassle. However, once you’ve settled into a routine, you might find that you get just as much time with your child as you did before. You’ll just need to take certain factors into consideration to ensure that everyone gets a fair arrangement.

What should you consider when you make a visitation schedule?

This isn’t the best approach for everyone, but you might want to make your child custody and visitation schedule as simple as possible. Once you get into a routine, you could start making adjustments. Some parents overwhelm themselves by making a complicated schedule that requires a lot of commuting. Keep in mind that when you make a schedule, you’ll have to factor in the commute from one parent’s house to another.

You should also write a schedule that you can stick to for a long period of time. You and your child need some stability after your divorce, and you won’t get that if you change the schedule every few weeks. If you have an unpredictable work schedule, you’ll have to figure out how to work around it. Otherwise, you might not get an equal amount of time with your child.

Do you have to switch off every week?

Some parents alternate weeks with their child. This is usually the simplest arrangement, but it also means that your child has to go a week without seeing their other parent. As a result, some parents include an overnight stay in the middle of the week in their custody schedules.

If your former spouse lives in another city or even another state, visitation is even more complicated. An attorney could help you write a visitation schedule that works for everyone. You might even seek full custody if necessary.