We recently discussed some methods you can use to help your children cope with the divorce. You have to think about your child's needs and emotions when you are going through a divorce. Your children's well being should be at the heart of all the decisions you make regarding the divorce, and child custody in particular.
We understand that you have some specific points you feel need to be addressed in the child custody case. Before you go into the first proceeding for the child custody matters, you should make a list of the points you want to attend to. This will help keep things on track as you work on getting the child custody agreement together.
There are some points that are universal for child custody cases. You should make sure that you have a visitation schedule set. Decide when the child will be with a given parent during the summer and for holidays. Covering all the bases now can help make things easier in the future.
You also need to determine who is going to make major decisions for the child. This includes making decisions for medical care and education. Other areas might also be necessary, depending on the circumstances that are present. You should consider your child's needs when you are thinking of what needs to be addressed.
Ultimately, we want to help you protect your child's best interests. This can be a challenging task, but it will likely be possible if you and your ex can work together to resolve the matters that should be included in the child custody agreement.