Thinking about how you are going to live as a single parent can seem harrowing at some points. One of the best things you can do for yourself in these instances is to make all the plans you can for handling things solo. As you are doing this, you have to ensure that your choices are in line with the parenting plan that you agreed on with your ex. We can review the child custody order with you to ensure you know exactly what it means.
Transportation is often an issue in these cases. You need to make sure that you know how the children will get from one parent’s home to the other. You also must consider things like getting to and from school. While many children can ride the bus, child care plans might be necessary. Your parenting plan should address some of these factors. If the terms aren’t valid any longer, a modification might be in order.
Planning for the care of your children when you are at work and they aren’t in school can be a challenge. How you select babysitters, nannies, family members and other child care providers might need to become part of the plan. If you are using a paid option, make sure that you can afford to cover the payments.
We realize that you have a lot of upcoming decisions to make. It is imperative that you take care of these matters before they become a source of stress. There might be other issues that you must resolve, so take the time to write out a list of everything for which you need to plan.