Your child custody case doesn't have to be something that causes you daily stress. Instead, it can be a peaceful situation if you adopt the right attitude now. This can be a challenge, especially if the divorce was contentious. You can't let those thoughts rule you now. Instead, think about what your children need.
With very few exceptions, your children will need to build a relationship with both parents. Working with your child to encourage them to build that relationship can help them know that they can enjoy you and your ex without making either parent feel bad.
The transition to learning how to live between two homes can be a challenge for children. They will count on you and your ex to help make this easier for them. One way you can do this is to have a parenting plan that puts them first. This gives you what you need so that you can let the kids know what is going to happen.
As you are thinking about what needs to be considered in the parenting plan, try to focus on what is in your child's best interests. This point alone has to be at the top of the thought process when you sit down to work with your ex on this matter.
We know that you might need to have some guidance about what is possible and what may work for your case. The good thing is that these plans are fully customizable. As long as you and your ex are able to negotiate and compromise, your children can come out on top.