MEDIATION: QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN DISCUSSING CHILD RELATED TOPICS

1. WILL THERE BE A JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT?

2. WHAT WILL THE PARENTING SCHEDULE BE FOR EACH PARENT?

A. WEEKDAYS
B. WEEKENDS
C. OFF DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
D. SUMMER
E. VACATIONS
F. CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAYS
G. PARENT’S BIRTHDAYS
H. HALLOWEEN
I. HOLIDAYS

IF NECESSARY, SPECIFY:

A. WHAT TIME IS PICK-UP AND DROP OFF?
B. WHICH PARENT WILL TRANSPORT FOR PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?

3. IF THERE IS AN EQUAL TIME SHARING ARRANGEMENT, WHICH PARENT WILL BE CONSIDERED THE PARENT OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE FOR SCHOOL-RELATED PURPOSES?

A. IF EQUAL TIMESHARING, WHAT IS THE DISTANCE A PARENT MAY MOVE FROM THE OTHER BEFORE THE PARENTING PLAN MUST BE REVIEWED.

B. HOW WILL YOU DECIDE WHAT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THE CHILDREN WILL BE INVOLVED IN?

C. HOW WILL YOU DECIDE WHAT SUMMER CAMP THE CHILDREN WILL ATTEND?

4. HOW WILL EMERGENT ISSUES RELATED TO THE CHILDREN BE HANDLED?

5. HOW WILL NON-EMERGENT MEDICAL ISSUES BE ADDRESSED?

6. IF THERE IS WORK-RELATED DAYCARE, DOES THE DAYCARE PROVIDER HAVE TO BE AGREED UPON?

7. WHO WILL PAY THE DAYCARE PROVIDER? HOW WILL THE OTHER PARENT BE REIMBURSED?

8. WILL THE CHILDREN CALL THE OTHER PARENT WHEN NOT WITH THEM?

A. HOW OFTEN?
B. WILL IT BE A SPECIFIC TIME OF DAY?
C. WHO WILL PAY FOR THE CHILDREN’S CELL PHONES?

9. IF CHILDREN ARE OLDER, WHO WILL PAY FOR THEIR CAR, CAR REPAIRS, CAR INSURANCE?

At the Law Office of Linda L. Piff, LLC we practice collaborative law and mediation which helps divorcing or separating couples reach amicable solutions without court interventions.

Law Office of Linda L Piff,LLC.
1540 Rt 138 Suite 203
Wall, NJ 07719

Phone: 732-556-0240