Out of State Custody and Visitation
When divorced parents live far apart, it can be a very difficult feat trying to arrange an amicable and reasonable parenting plan. It is usually each parents intent to obtain as much time with their child as possible. If the children are of school age, a reasonable plan may perhaps encompass living with one parent such as mother, during the school year, and father during the summer months, with vacations in winter and springtime.
The long term benefit of this timeshare plan is mainly the child is not disrupted from his/her structured school schedule. Further, additional arrangements can be made in advance for the summertime parent to get additional weekend visits throughout the school year as well.
This same schedule may later be reversed trading places with the other parent should the schedule not work out for one parent or if school grades plummet. Remember, when the child shows concern or unwillingness to go to a parents home, both parents should willingly and openly discuss the matter as co-parenting suggests.