Imagine you received an excellent job offer across state lines. Or, imagine your sick mother needed you on the other side of the country. If you're a single parent who shares child custody with the other parent, this kind of dilemma could represent a serious problem: Can you move to the new location so you can take the job offer or help your mother without violating your child custody agreement?
If you're raising your child as a single co-parent and sharing the parenting responsibilities with the mother or father of your child, you may not always see eye-to-eye with the other parent. In some cases, a parental disagreement like this could blow up into a dispute that ends up in court. However, if you establish some rules of procedure for resolving disputes within your parenting plan, you may be able to prevent a costly court battle.