As a parent in the midst of a divorce, drafting a parenting plan and child custody agreement takes careful attention. One of the things that many couples overlook is transportation. When you detail the transportation requirements as part of your parenting plan, it eliminates confusion.
There are important elements to consider when establishing the transportation requirements for your parenting plan.
Should the receiving parent arrange transportation?
Some parenting plans leave it up to the receiving parent to arrange transportation for the children. This means that each parent will be responsible for transportation on either end of a visitation arrangement.
Should the delivery parent arrange transportation?
Sometimes, parenting plans leave it up to the parent who currently has the children to arrange transportation to the receiving parent for visitation. This is a popular choice when the custodial parent has a more flexible work schedule in particular.
Should both parties meet at a neutral location?
If there is discomfort on either side of the divorce that makes it difficult for either parent to transfer the children, a neutral location might be ideal. Consider choosing somewhere between both homes as neutral territory. That way, neither parent has to drive out of their way.
These are just a few of the transportation options to consider for your parenting plan. When you overlook transportation in the details of the plan, it can lead to contention between both of you. Avoid those conflicts with clearly defined details about who is responsible for transportation during each visitation.