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A fair and realistic custody agreement protects children's interests when parents split up. But reaching a parenting agreement is often easier said than done, especially when emotions run high. That's where Building a Parenting Agreement That Works
can help. This practical, step-by-step guide will show parents exactly how to create a parenting plan that works for everyone.
Author Mimi Lyster Zemmelman, a professional mediator, identifies dozens of issues separated parents typically face and systematically presents options to resolve them. Take advantage of practical solutions and sample language to create a workable agreement or renegotiate an existing agreement as your kids grow.
The book walks you through all of the parenting issues and challenges you must consider, including:
- living arrangements and visitation
- money issues
- health care
- new partners and surnames
- holidays, travel, and grandparent visits
- different approaches to discipline and public health measures
- alcohol and drug use, and
- working with professionals.
Avoid child custody battles--build a win-win custody agreement that puts your children's needs first and saves you time, money, and grief.