Divorcing parents almost always tell us that they have an agreement about their parenting schedule. When we start asking questions, we find out that any “agreement” was merely wishful thinking. For example, parents may agree that they will have the children with them on “alternate weekends.” What does that mean? Does a weekend begin on Saturday morning after the kids are awake and ready to go, or does a weekend start Friday at 3:00 when the kids get out of school? What if there is a half-day of school on Friday? When does a weekend end; Sunday evening, or Monday morning when the kids go to school? Another example is Thanksgiving: If the kids will be with your former spouse for Thanksgiving, does that mean the fourth Thursday in November, of does it mean the five-day holiday that starts on Wednesday and ends the following Sunday.
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