When working out your parenting plans in the aftermath of a divorce, it is important to remember even the smallest of details. This includes figuring out a transportation schedule that both of you can stick to.
What sort of things should your schedule cover? How do you handle transportation matters? And just how detailed do you have to get?
What should you figure out?
Live About discusses some of the finer details in figuring out life post-divorce that sometimes end up forgotten. This includes your transportation plan, which the courts will want a detailed account for. You should include all aspects that involve the safety of your child and the logistics of the transportation itself. Some things to consider include:
- Who will drive your child
- What days you will drive on
- The type of safety seat your child will use if they need one
Address your concerns
You should also address any concerns, such as the logistics of travel for extremely long distances that might include the need for air travel.
You should understand that your co-parent still has a right to see their child even if they refuse to handle transportation for visitations, which can place the burden of figuring out and paying for transportation entirely on you.
On top of that, it is also possible – and encouraged – to pick a public and neutral spot for drop-offs and pick-ups if you do not feel safe going to your co-parent’s house. You can select anything from a busy parking lot to a police station. Having this extra level of security written in your transportation plan can help put your concerns to rest.