Ironing out the details regarding your children is one of the most important things that you will do during your divorce. It requires serious focus and attention to make sure that what you decide is the best solution for your kids. To do this, you will need to develop a parenting plan. This plan will provide the details about your parental responsibilities.
The State of Connecticut Superior Court provides a form that can assist you in creating your parental responsibility plan. It outlines multiple considerations that you should make when developing a plan that will provide adequate guidance moving forward. The goal is to ensure that you cover all the important points in the plan so that you will not have to go back to court to resolve disputes in the future.
You will need to cover the basics, such as where the children will live and how often they will spend with each of you. You also want to cover holiday schedules and how you will manage decision-making regarding the children.
It is essential to include in your plan, an outline for how you will handle issues and disputes about parental responsibilities. It can be helpful to also address how you will adjust to the changing needs of your children as they get older.
Ideally, the plan will look ahead and try to cover every aspect you will come up against parenting your children. Since you cannot know what lies ahead, it is also important to add in details that will allow you to change the plan as needed.