Managing communication between children and distant relatives is one of the main facets of a remote sensing plan. If you`re choosing the best setup for your family, consider Beth`s question: I live in Hawaii and my ex-husband lives on the mainland, but I can`t afford the tickets to go to his father`s house. I want to know how many times children have to go to the mainland with a standard plan and how long are the standard visits. With a remote detention plan, the child will live with one parent and visit the other. The frequency and duration of visits can be flexible. Deadlines take into account school calendars, remoteness and travel expenses. With this custody agreement, a child of compulsory school age can visit his or her non-custodial parent for a long time if he or she has spring break or a three-day weekend. Parents can share or alternate holidays. Remote guarding requires a plan for who is organizing and paying for the trip, and should also contain a schedule for regular phone and video calls.
Distance between co-parents: A remote sensing plan should take into account the distance between parents and the ease of travel between their two homes. Monthly or semi-annual parental leave for the long-distance parent part may be possible for co-parents who live separately by car. But for trips that would require hours of air travel with a stopover, an educational plan at such a frequency may be unrealistic. It is also essential to sketch out the specificities of communication between the co-parents themselves for remote sensing plans. Parents may want to talk to themselves: the child spends four days a week with one parent and the other three with the other parent. This custody agreement allows a lot of structure and allows both parents to participate in the daily care of the child. However, children may find it difficult to return home. Parents need to communicate well and live close to each other and the child`s school.
These attempts to obtain sole custody of the child to leave with the child often backfire. The result is that the child stays with the parent who does not leave, and often that parent has been granted sole custody. A typical long-distance care agreement (300 miles or more) may consist of the non-custodial parent having the child: for a 60/40 schedule, the child spends 60% of the time with one parent and 40% with the other. This works well if both parents want to spend a lot of time with the child, but want less exchange. Here are some common types of 60/40 childcare plans: If one parent moves away from the child or if one parent removes the child from the other parent, both parents should ensure that the parental bond between the distant parent and the child remains strong. Age and maturity of children: The age of your child has a great influence on the particularities of your teleprocessing plan. A configuration adapted to a young child is probably far from ideal for a teenager. In addition, your child`s maturity can influence how education is managed. A mature teenager can be trusted to fly alone between his parents` homes.
But if co-parents are worried about whether their child can do it alone, alternative plans need to be developed. The good news is that while remote sensing is hardly ideal, it can work and is actually much more manageable than it was a decade or two ago. Sign up to receive our newsletter with tips on co-parenting, shared calendar management, remote sensing and much more.