Court orders generally define how much time a person gets in terms of time sharing in a custody case. Maybe one parent has the child Monday –Friday and the other parent has the child Friday-Sunday? There are a lot of different time sharing variations. Regardless of the time sharing variation applicable to your child custody case here are three creative ways to get more time with your child. Granted, these are not meant to be an exhaustive list or a list that will count as a ton of substantial time, but these tips will give you more time to be involved in your child’s life.
- Volunteer at School or go to lunch. Depending on the age of your child, most schools are open to you visiting your child during the lunch hour. Take your child Chik-Fil-A or a pizza for your child and their friends. Eat lunch with your child. Most schools also look for parents who want to get involved. Maybe you can read during story time or help in the classroom.
- Coach. You don’t have to be a superstar athlete but coach your child’s team or squad. By coaching or assisting with coaching can give you more time with your child in a social activity that will give you a chance for frequent interaction.
- Go to Appointments. Make sure you get on the list for notifications for doctor appointments, school appointments, dental appointments and any other appointments that may occur on a semi regular basis. This will allow you to be involved, get the information first hand and let your child know that you care.
These are just a few examples of ways you can interact with your child outside of your regular time sharing time. For more guidance on how you can maximize time with your child contact our child custody and time sharing attorneys at 505-880-8737 or email us at info@JusticeLegalGroup.com.