Top 7 Questions to Contemplate for a Friendly Divorce with Kids

  1. What is the best schedule for the children during the week?
  2. What is the best schedule for the children over the weekend?
  3. How do you envision Holidays? Birthdays? Special Occasions?
  4. Can you communicate with your former spouse to make major decisions, such as education, religion, extracurricular and medical?
  5. How will you handle pick-up and drop-off responsibility?
  6. Can you agree to a right of first refusal to allow for the other parent to care for the child (rather than a caregiver) if you are available for an extended period of time?
  7. How will you communicate with each other? Phone? Text? Online?


Jennifer R. Ward has exclusively practiced in the matrimonial and family law field for nearly 20 years. Furthermore, Ms. Ward is Adjunct Faculty at the John Marshall Law School teaching family law legal drafting to law students and has done so since 2005.

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