Review Your Child Custody Schedule In the New Year
Posted on December 28th, 2020 in Child Custody/Support
With the start of the new year just days away, many Pennsylvania families will be preparing for the future. However, in a year with so many changes, it’s important to conduct proper maintenance on not just estate plans and financial goals–we encourage you to review the terms of your child custody schedule and meet with your ex to determine if modifications need to be made. 2020 has been a year of challenges, enter the new year with ease with the help of Kalinoski Law Offices.
Elements of Your Child Custody Agreement to Review
There are many elements to a custody and visitation agreement that should be reviewed following any life changes or proposed changes to living arrangements.
Such elements of your child custody agreement to review in the new year include:
- A custody and visitation schedule: This should include things like the typical residential or weekday schedule that will stay consistent throughout the year. Then, you need to include provisions for holidays, school breaks, special occasions, vacation time allotment, etc.
- Parenting provisions: Parenting provisions include elements like decision making authority (medical, legal, academic, religious worship, etc.); dispute resolution, transportation agreements, communication about the child’s needs, opportunities to switch days (instead of needing a babysitter), etc.
- Child support information: Whether one of you has lost employment or maybe has had an increase in income, the needed child support payments may have changed. While this needs to be submitted via the court, it is important to be open and honest about the financial situation the child is involved in, especially if the parent with primary custody has fallen into financial difficulties, and that is impacting the child’s wellbeing.
The last year has been difficult for so many of us but has proven increasingly difficult for families who share custody of children. But being proactive in how you handle the needed changes to custody agreements and support payments will make you not only better prepared for the coming year, but make you more connected to your child as they grow.
If you have questions about modifying your custody agreement or support payments, Attorney Craig Kalinoski is here for you now and in the years to come.
Contact Attorney Craig Kalinoski for Your Child Custody Needs
When it comes to child custody, we know that life has a way of making the most simple agreement seem complicated. As we enter a new year after months of hardship, we encourage you and your ex to review the child custody agreement you have and make modifications where needed.
Many couples find this process very easy to handle, especially if the custody agreement has always been amicable and flexible. And being proactive will save you from heartache and issues later on.
If you need assistance navigating summer schedules with your ex, let Kalinoski Law Offices P.C. help. Schedule a free consultation today and our child custody attorney Craig Kalinoski will help you and your ex come up with the best schedule for your child.