By Julie Garrison
Special to DadsDivorce.com
Parents granted joint custody are generally afforded one of two parenting plan options, depending upon the state they live in:
1. One is a loosely determined plan where both parents fulfill their parenting plan with loosely scheduled blocks of time that are occasionally subject to change.
2. The other choice consists of set days of parenting time with set hours, holidays, pick-up and drop-off locations, and all other considerations spelled out in a court order.
While some ex-spouses are able to pick up and drop off the kids at a set time, there are those parents who exist in the parallel universe of the habitual last-minute change.
And while the occasional flu bug or flat tire can temporarily disrupt any parenting-time arrangement, ongoing capricious change can be devastating to a child.