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Tips for avoiding a custody dispute

Sharing custody can be a difficult situation for anyone. Even if you get along well with the other parent of your children, there might be times where you run into some problems. These can include fighting over the custody schedule. Special events such as holidays, vacations and weekends are common triggers for disagreements. Here are some tips for avoiding a custody dispute.

You need to put plans in place as early as possible when wanting to make changes to the schedule. You should also put those plans in writing and inform the other parent as soon as possible. Failing to share the plans with the other parent will only lead to arguments and possible legal issues.

Another tip for avoiding a custody dispute is to edit the custody order so that it includes a fair procedure for how vacations can be handled. If the other parent has derailed your vacation plans deliberately, then you might be able to file a motion with the court to modify the custody order.

If you are planning on taking a vacation with your children and you have a custody agreement in place, it is best to send reminders to the other parent. Make sure these reminders are in writing so that they cannot say they didn't receive a text message or phone call. You might even want to consider sending the reminder via a certified letter.

Whether you have joint custody, sole custody or some other arrangement, it is best to avoid disputes as much as possible. You never know when the dispute could land you in court, further damaging the relationship between you, your child and the other parent.

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