Get in the habit of documenting how you spend time with your kids by keeping a daily parenting time journal that details your daily routines no matter how mundane. Document where you were, the times you were there, and the people with whom you interacted when your child was present. Save things like receipts and photos of you and your child, confirmations of appointments and play dates, and also keep records of communication with you and your child’s other parent, including emails, texts, and call logs.
One of the benefits of communicating via text or email is the record it creates. When it comes to custody exchanges, if you and your child’s other parent have a history of conflict, arrange to meet at a highly visible public place, a neutral location, as an effort to prevent conflict from escalating.
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.