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What should a long-distance parenting plan contain?

On Behalf of | Nov 8, 2021 | Parenting Agreements |

As a resident of Florida, you know that it’s important to create a long-distance parenting plan if you’re going to be living apart from your child or children. You know that you need to make sure that you cover all the bases. However, these plans can be difficult to manage. If you’ve been wondering what you should include in your long-term parenting plan, here’s what you need to know.

Travel arrangements

Think about how often your child or children will be visiting and think about the travel arrangements so you and your ex-spouse know what to expect. You can include accommodations, carpools, flights, and anything else that you deem relevant. Also, think about how often the visits will be. Will you only see them on the weekends? Every other weekend? Twice a month? Be sure to include these details as well.

Child support agreements

You will need to include child support details in your parenting plan. This includes how much money you should pay, who is responsible for paying, and what happens if one of the parents falls behind on their payments. If there are any other costs outside of this agreement that might arise during visitation periods, it would be helpful to include those as well in your parenting plans and child support arrangements.

Communication

How will you communicate with your ex-spouse? Depending on your situation, you can include phone calls, texts, and emails on specific days during the week or month. You can also have a dedicated time every day if you’d like so that it’s easier for both parents to remember their communication agreements.

In conclusion, there are many things that you can include in your parenting plan. What you want to include is up to you and what would be most beneficial for both parents and the child or children involved.