Child custody and visitation has gone through a lot of changes in the past decade. It used to be common for parents to split visitation into weekends and one evening during the week, but that is not how things must work anymore. Now, you have the option to create your own parenting plan that lets you customize the visitation schedule. 

Not every family has a steady and predictable schedule, which is what makes a parenting plan great. You can customize it to your family. 

You are in control

As long as you and your spouse can work together, you can create a parenting plan completely free of interference from the court, according to Talking Parent. This gives you a lot of options as to what schedule you wish to create. It also enables you to set the rules for your family. Keep in mind, though, once you complete the plan, the court must approve it and it then becomes a legal order, so you want to be sure of everything you put in it. 

Plenty of flexibility

Your plan can include a range of details that are specific to your family. Since this is only going to be something applicable to your family and your situation, you can do anything you want and you should be specific. For example, if your children have extracurricular activities, you should create a plan for transportation, attending events and other needs associated with the activities. As long as you are specific and include rules, you should be able to make the plan fit your lives easily.