I know that this seems expensive, but really it makes everything so much easier when you get doubles of everything. Here are the essentials that people do not usually think about. I always had a big bag that I took with me and it was stressful to have to ‘pack’ every week.
-Cell Phone Charger
-Computer Charger/iPod charger
-Underwear, socks, boxers, bras
-A few nice shoes/a nice outfit (just in case you have an event at either house)
-Two sets of textbooks
-School supplies (full desk set-up at each house makes it easy to do homework in both locations)
-toothbrush, toostpaste, shampoo, razors, facewash, soap, lotion, etc (no need to lug these back and forth)
Custody X Change is software that both parents and legal professionals use to easily create child custody agreements and parenting plans. You can make:
1. Your ideal custody and visitation schedule
2. Your summer vacation time
3. Your hoilday schedule and special events and you can then print the calendar and give it to the other parent (or send it over email) so you’re both always on the same page.
You can also include parenting provisions (stipulations) in the custody agreement. You then print the legal text and bring it to court or mediation, or simply have your ex (or the other party) agree to it. Finally, you’re given an accurate calculation for timeshare & overnight percentages. These percentages are a primary consideration in calculating child support in almost every place in the world; and you (or your client) could save thousands by simply using the correct calculations.
Here I talk about my experiences growing up in a divorced family and what parents can do to make their kids lives a little bit easier.