Divorced parents with children looking for a clean getaway from the ex are going to find that they are stuck.  Disputes involving the care and day to day activities of the children will certainly occur, thus  necessitating communication between parents.  This can lead to arguments and uncomfortable situations, and that is why I always recommend that my divorce clients with children develop a solid parenting plan.

A parenting plan is an agreement between the parents stating the time the children will be with each parent, how decisions will be made and how parenting responsibilities will be shared. The plan addresses such matters as how the children will spend the shared time to include days, weeks, vacations, birthdays, holidays, and other times important to the family.

Tracy Achen of WomansDivorce.com discusses several items you should consider putting in your parenting plan such as access to medical and school records, when and where parents will drop the children off for visitation, and recreational activities.

If you have a parenting plan in place, you will avoid conflict for years to come.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, please call my office at (205) 933-9451.

Here is your assignment.  I want you to look at what’s been posted on your Facebook profile over the last month.  What were your status messages?  What pictures did you post or did other tag you in?  Now, think of it in the context of a divorce.

If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or if you use any other form of social networking your life is an open book.  If you are considering a divorce or in the process of divorce, this can definitely hurt you.  Remember that everything you post is discoverable in court.  In other words, your ex can and will use your words against you.

Trying to win custody of your child?  You’d better take those pictures of yourself doing a keg stand off the internet.  Trying to show you don’t have money to pay child support?  Take down the pictures of your shiny new truck.

Let’s take it a step further.  Who do you know who might be posting information about you?  What do you think your ex is saying about you.  This is all information that you need to know and share with your attorney.

Here is a great piece from Time magazine on the subject

To learn more and to set up an appointment, please call my office at (205) 933-9451.