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Your Parenting Plan is one of the most important documents you will ever sign.

Your parenting plan governs how you and your co-parent agree to parent your children, share time, split expenses and communicate, among other things.

The Parenting Plan is more than just the "default agreement" that judges and other decision makers will look at should you find yourself in a massive disagreement with your co-parent in the future. A comprehensive, detailed and forward-thinking parenting plan ensures your children have the structure, stability and communication they need for a healthy life when sharing time with two parents. Plus, it prevents conflict and legal fees in the future. 

What will we work through together in designing your parenting plan?

  • What timesharing arrangements make the most sense for your situation?

  • How will holidays and birthdays be shared?

  • How will communication will be handled between co-parents? Between each parent and the child(ren)?

  • Who will be responsible for decision-making relating to the children?

  • How will extracurriculars be decided on and who pays for what?

  • What are the rules around changing the schedule, hiring babysitters?

  • Is each parent allowed to travel with the children? If so, where? What are the rules? Who has to agree to it and how much information must be shared about the trip?

  • How do we meet the needs of our special needs, disabled or neurodivergent children?

  • Do we want shared rules for discipline, technology, chores, etc?

  • Will we review the parenting plan regularly to see if it is still working for our kids?

  • How will school zoning work?

  • and the list goes on...


Why am I the right person to help you design your parenting plan?

"Aside from just my professional qualifications, on a personal level, I have helped raise my stepsons in a 50/50 custody environment from when they were in Pre-K all the way through to High School. I also have two young biological children, one of whom is neurodivergent, so I understand the unique needs of infants, toddlers and children who don't "fit the typical mold" so to speak. Quite literally, I have parented and step-parented children in every season of their minor lives. I am confident that I can help you create a plan for separation and a long-term parenting plan that puts your children first and helps prevent conflict for everyone.


As a stepmom, my life has been dictated by a parenting plan for almost a decade. We have had many different 50/50 timesharing arrangements over the years and learned which details need to be clarified to prevent conflict between co-parents. 

I believe strongly that if expectations and details are discussed and spelled out early on, much of the later conflict between co-parents can be avoided. It is my passion and privilege to guide parents through the re-structuring of their family so they can have the most collaborative and peaceful post-separation dynamic possible for their unique circumstances."

- Tina Keyes, CDC®, TICC, Certified Co-Parenting Specialist

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