Contact Our Edgewood Office 859-757-4234


Contact Our Edgewood Office 859-757-4234


Quality Family Law Representation

"Because It Matters"

Tips on creating an ideal parenting plan

Finding the perfect parenting plan after divorce can be daunting, even when you have agreed to co-parent and work things out amicably. While you may both have a common goal — to raise happy and healthy children — it can be challenging to decide how to share parental duties and responsibilities when you’re no longer a couple.

In reality, no single parenting plan works out for everyone. Every situation is different, and the unique circumstances of your situation matter when crafting an ideal parenting plan That said, some general principles can guide your decision-making when deciding how to co-parent effectively.

Focus on the children’s best interests

Parenting plans should be centered around the child and their best interests. Prioritize the child’s individual needs, personalities and developmental stages. Additionally, ensure their life is not significantly interrupted by the parenting arrangement. This is key in promoting your child’s growth and well-being.

Establish clear and consistent rules and boundaries

Children thrive in an environment where they know what is expected of them. As such, your parenting plan should be consistent. Both parents must understand the rules and boundaries and their individual roles.

For instance, setting similar rules across both homes can go a long way in ensuring consistency. It helps your child develop strong life skills such as self-discipline and responsibility.

Communicate effectively and respectfully

Encourage open dialogue and active listening to ensure every opinion is considered. It helps create an environment where parents and children feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Effective communication also builds a sense of belonging and teamwork.

Lastly, it is worth noting that co-parenting is a learning process, and you can always seek the necessary legal guidance to help make informed decisions. The most important thing is to be attentive, responsive and supportive of your children and enjoy the parenting journey together.

Kentucky Divorce Law Attorneys Who Truly Care

Serving the residents of Kenton County, Campbell County and Boone County, the law office of Dietz Family Law is ready to help you with your divorce or family law issues.  At Dietz Family Law we take the time to understand your unique issues and will craft the strategy that is right for you.  Whether you live in Covington, Florence, Independence, or Alexandria, our Edgewood Law Office is conveniently located and ready to serve.