Conscientious parents in California and elsewhere may experiment with their child custody and visitation arrangements after a formal separation and during a divorce proceeding. Sometimes, an initial flexible approach that is not written in stone is preferred to best suit the child’s makeup and preferences. It is also helpful to see how the child adjusts to various changes as the transformation of living circumstances continues. When the parties can work together in a mature manner to provide flexibility and informality in a child custody and visitation arrangement, the chances that the child will adjust more readily are greatly increased.
One California couple has been monitoring the progress of their daughter as the divorce proceedings in a Los Angeles Court move toward finality. Actor Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum are the couple who are attempting to settle their financial and other matters amicably. Channing recently explained to the court that he would like the judge to establish a definite structured plan for their daughter, Everly.
Specifically, he advised the court that Everly had adjusted very well to living in two homes. He asked for split custody during the week and wants to be with his daughter on Mondays and Tuesdays, with Jenna to have her on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They would alternate weekends, and Channing requested two weeks’ summer vacation for each parent with the girl. They would also split holidays as they are able to agree on them.
Tatum reported to the court that he is working on being free for those periods that he will have with his daughter. He extensively described for the court the facilities at his home and the games and other activities that he will engage in with Everly. It appears that this California celebrity couple has spent substantial time discussing and working out fair and reasonable child custody and visitation options for the well-being of their daughter.