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The many schedules of parenting time

One of the most complicated aspects of divorce in North Carolina is a parenting schedule that will work for you, your ex-spouse and your child. While you may breathe a sigh of relief once you have finally figured out an arrangement that works, the truth is that you are likely to encounter frequent changes that will make that schedule impossible to stick to. We at Jeffrey E. Marshall can help you determine alternate schedules that can be enacted when your typical parenting plan will not apply.

According to, you will likely have three different schedules: residence, summer break and holidays. Determining what will happen when any of these occasions occur can reduce stress and allow you and your ex-spouse to seamlessly transfer to the agreement that best fits your situation.

The residential schedule will cover basic living arrangements, such as where the child sleeps on weekdays and weekends.  This will be determined to work with both of your work schedules and can be adjusted as the child grows and his or her needs change.

You will also need to determine a schedule that will work once your child is out of school for the summer. This can get complicated if you are used to your child being in school all day, but daycares and nannies can help. Summer trips will also play a part in your parenting time.

You will also need a schedule for holidays. While this will cover responsibility during time off school, it will also state where the child will go during each holiday and how the events will be divided. For more information, please visit our web page.

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