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“Train up a child in
the way he should go
and when he is old,
he will not depart
from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

January 2015 Archives

An effective parenting plan is possible with the right assistance

Last week, this blog noted the importance of keeping a parenting plan centered on the needs of the child. However, in some child custody situations, parents may wonder if it is possible to create a secure and agreeable parenting plan.

Keeping parenting plans about the child's needs

Divorce is often a stressful, emotional and unexpected event, but parents in Texas and elsewhere need to be aware how the process impacts their children. While it is clear that the divorce process will significantly change the lives of both parents, the decisions they make during dissolution shape the upbringing a child will be faced with. More importantly, a parenting plan should be about the needs of the child and not those of the parents.