If you and your former partner have arguments about child custody, then there is a chance that you may end up in a custody battle. If you do, then it can be one of the most stressful things you ever experience.
The good news is that there are ways to resolve custody disputes. Before you turn to a judge for help, you may wish to sit down and consider other options, like going to mediation sessions or going through arbitration.
How can you prevent custody disputes when you have to create a parenting plan?
To start with, you should both write down your schedules and the activities that your child has to attend. With this information, it's easier to sit down and discuss where your child should live or who has the time to pick them up at school or at activities.
You'll want to have your attorney help you go over some possible schedules based on this information. Both you and your former partner can take the information from the other party and work out a schedule that you'd like. If you can both agree, then that's great. If not, then you may need to go through mediation or arbitration to resolve a dispute.
Putting your child first is the best way to resolve disputes. If you think of your child instead of your own needs, then it should be easy to determine the best situation for your child's needs. You and the other parent can work together to make sure they're always getting the best care at all times.