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Decide on a custody schedule to move forward with divorce

Divorce is hard enough, but when you have children involved, the complexity increases significantly. You want to guarantee that your child has the best possible future. That means that you and your spouse have to work together to raise them despite your disagreements and history.

Child custody arrangements can be difficult to agree on but by no means impossible. There are dozens of ways to arrange custody, and each situation may require creative thinking to get the schedule just right. It is most important that you and your spouse will be able to agree on a custody schedule after your divorce and be flexible if and when minor changes are needed.

What kinds of custody schedules are effective for working parents?

For parents who work, the best thing to do is to sit down and look at your schedules together. If your work schedules are similar, then you may have to adjust your hours or speak with a third party about caring for your child until you get home from work each day. If you work on different days from one another, this may dictate the custody schedule that will work for you. For instance, if you work Monday through Thursday and your spouse works Friday through Sunday with double shifts, it makes the most sense for them to have custody from Monday through Thursday and for you to have custody on the weekends, though this is by no means the only option.

Your attorney may have more ideas that can help. Once you can decide on a custody schedule, you’ll be in a better position to move forward with your divorce.