9.7Susan M. Hais

Creating a Parenting Plan

What is a Parenting Plan? The purpose of a parenting plan is to outline common parental concerns that may arise during the co-parenting relationship. Considered the governing document, the parenting plan is included in all divorce proceedings or shared parenting cases...

How to Handle Summer Plans with Joint Custody

Joint physical custody plans usually define how the parents split the summer. Either one parent gets the whole summer because they sacrifice school year weeks, or both parents somehow split the summer down the middle. However, summer vacation, camp, and scout plans...

More Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

When you have children, you want the holidays to be special. You want your children to have a good time. However, when you are divorced and co-parenting, it isn’t always easy. Here are some more tips for co-parenting during the holidays. Work on being flexible....

Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

The holidays are usually a time of joy, especially when you have children. You want to give them a magical time. However, when you are divorced and co-parenting, it isn’t always easy. Here are some tips for co-parenting during the holidays. Make your children a...

How to Avoid “Parentification”

Missouri courts favor co-parenting, so you may find yourself drawing up a co-parenting plan with your soon-to-be-former spouse regardless of what your relationship is. If your relationship is reasonably solid, drawing up a co-parenting plan may be easy. If the...

What to Do When a Child Complains About Your Ex

If you are in a co-parenting situation where things are occasionally tense with your ex, hearing your child complain about their father or mother seems kind of like the dream. It means they prefer you and it is the perfect opportunity to get the leg up on your ex,...