While many people focus on child custody with younger children, there are some parents who don’t divorce until their kids are teenagers. Handling custody arrangements for this type of situation is going to be much different than taking care of ones that involve younger children. One of the most challenging aspects of this type of parenting plan scheduling is that teens usually have many activities that include social, academic and extracurricular events.
When you are trying to come up with a schedule for teens to spend time with each parent, you may find that flexibility is the most important thing you can include. Ideally, your teen will be able to let you know well in advance of upcoming events so that you are able to include these in the schedule. Both parents being able to work around the kids’ schedule can make life a lot easier.
You might find that things are much easier if your child is able to drive. This takes the transportation aspect out of things as long as they have a vehicle to use to get around. Of course, this isn’t always the way things work. We are here to help you figure out what type of arrangements might be beneficial for everyone involved.
Another consideration is that you have to be able to cover the financial aspects of raising a teen. These costs can be considerable, so a plan should be made about how these will be split. Other decisions, such as how you will work out curfews and similar decisions must also be a priority. We are here to help you ensure that you are covering the important topics in the agreement.