The Best Schedule for Parents Sharing Joint Custody

Written by Cherie Morris, JD, Parent Coordinator and Divorce Coach

So, you’re getting a divorce. You’ve likely contemplated an array of important decisions. It’s essential to be informed about the choices you make during this life transition, even if the divorce isn’t your first choice. To accomplish this, you can consult a legal professional, a financial expert, a divorce coach and parent coordinator, and a therapist too. In addition, you might review primary sources like case law, or secondary resources like what you’ll find here on it’s over easy, which cover many of categories that...

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5 Ways To Make Visits Count After Your Divorce

You and your ex have agreed to an uncontested divorce without lawyers and a co-parenting schedule—and you’re determined to make it work. This all may seem easier said than done, but if you’ve managed to divorce without lawyers, we think you can probably handle what comes next which, if you have children, is co-parenting successfully. Click here to glance the It’s Over Easy co-parenting calendar templates that have worked for many families and for shorter visits here are 5 things you can do to maximize your concentrated time with your kid(s).

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Types of Child Custody and What They Mean for You

If you and your soon-to-be ex have children together, they're likely to be one of the main focal points of your divorce process. Child custody determinations are often contentious, but they certainly don't have to be. If you're separating on friendly terms, it's possible to come to an agreement with your ex about custody, and even if that doesn't seem likely, being informed about the types of custody can help you know what to expect as you navigate family courts.

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The Pros and Cons of Various Visitation/Custody Arrangements

The term "easy divorce" may seem like an oxymoron, but it is possible to end your marriage without making things difficult for you, your ex or your children. One of the best ways to do this is to keep the custody process — statistically one of the most contentious aspects of divorce — as drama-free as possible. Understanding the pros and cons of the various custody and visitation arrangements is an important first step toward negotiating an arrangement that works for everyone.

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Physical Custody Today – The Art of Sharing

What does child custody look like in a separation/divorce scenario these days?

Obviously, this question must be answered on a case by case basis. Take a look at your kids, their ages, their specific issues and interests. Look at your spouse/co-parent, each of your living situations, career obligations and realistic time commitments.

Many clients come to me even in this day and age with the assumption that shared custody will be like it was when they were growing up; kids with dad every other weekend and one night mid-week for pizza or burgers and drop off before bed. That is so not how...

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