Texas custody cases can be fraught. It’s important to adequately prepare with anything that you and your attorney believe could persuade the court to rule in your favor. In the case of a child custody agreement, even an old calendar schedule could be the difference between having a fair share of time with your child or not.
The role of calendars
When you and your spouse separate, it becomes important to establish a fair arrangement for spending time with your child. Typically, this involves dividing the time equally and creating a schedule that suits both parties. Before any legal proceedings, only you, your partner, and your lawyers know this schedule. Without maintaining a record, your partner could argue that you did not spend as much time with your children as they did, and you would lack proof to counter their claim. However, by keeping a detailed calendar of your time and activities with your child, you can present it as compelling evidence in court to support your case for equal child custody arrangement.
Types of calendars
The first is a traditional paper calendar, where you can quickly jot down your time with your child and any other important notes or events. Then, there is a digital calendar, which you can share with your partner and easily access on multiple devices. This allows for real-time updates and changes to the schedule without the risk of losing a paper calendar.
For a foolproof method, you can also opt for a co-parenting app specifically designed to help separated parents manage their child custody schedule. These apps often have features like in-app messaging, expense tracking and shared document storage, making communication and organization between co-parents more efficient.
You can choose whichever type of calendar works best for you and your co-parent, but the most important thing is to stick to it and keep a record of the time spent with your child. This helps in legal proceedings and ensures that both parents are equally involved in their child’s life.