Once an agreement is reached, the agreement needs to be as detailed as possible to avoid as much conflict as possible. You want to discuss who is going to have the day-to-day decision. Who is going to decide the large-scale decisions? If there is conflict with the large-scale decisions, how are the conflicts going to be resolved? Are they going to submit it to a parent coordinator who could make these decisions? Are they going to submit it to the judge? Who is going to be the tiebreaker? That is generally the biggest issue in dealing with high-conflict parents who both love their children and both want to be joint, equal custodians of their children.
Alison C. Leslie, Esq. practices family law exclusively in her Morristown, NJ offices, where she offers her clients the individualized attention of a solo practitioner with the experience of a larger firm.