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Put the location of your custody transfer in your parenting plan

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2021 | Child Custody |

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may have a difficult time finding common ground. Still, when it comes to your kids, both you and your husband or wife want what is best for them. If that includes sharing custody, writing a comprehensive parenting plan may help you minimize future conflict.

Your parenting agreement may cover a variety of topics, ranging from parenting schedules to medical care for the kids. When negotiating the terms of the agreement, you may want to address the location of your custody transfer.

What is a custody transfer?

A custody transfer is simply the meeting you have with your ex-spouse to swap the kids at the beginnings and ends of your scheduled parenting time.

While it may be tempting to perform the custody transfer at your home or your former spouse’s, doing so may cause friction. This may be especially true if either you or your ex-spouse has a new live-in partner.

What makes a good custody transfer site?

In theory, you and your children’s co-parent can choose to exchange the kids virtually anywhere. Ideal transfer sites are usually neutral, safe and accessible. Therefore, when coming up with a list of possible transfer locations, you want to include only spaces that are convenient and secure for everyone in your family.

Because a location that works during some parts of the year may become unacceptable during inclement weather, you may want to designate both a primary and backup transfer location. Ultimately, selecting a site you, your children and your ex-spouse regularly visit, such as your children’s school, may make the most sense.