Can a divorcing couple create their own co-parenting plan, assuming they can agree on the details?

By Laura M. Urbik Kern
May 04, 2016

It's not a difficult thing to do if you sit down and use a calendar. That's how most mediators would do it. They would get a calendar and try to figure out, looking at the reality of the situation. Saying 50/50 is very different than enforcing 50/50, because if somebody get stuck at work or if somebody gets sick, there are a million things that can happen. I think it's really important that people think about those things when they're creating their plan. I think they can agree on the details but they may need some help.

With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases. To learn more about Laura, visit her firm's online profile or her website

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