When establishing parenting time transitions, parents should consider that transitions:
may occur directly between parents or a parent and another person with whom the child is comfortable.
from one parent to the other may not be appropriate in situations with concerns about a parent’s safety.
may occur directly from one parent to the other at either parent’s home. When transitions occur at a parent’s home, parents should consider whether it is will create a smoother transition for the child if the child is picked up by the parent starting their parenting time or dropped off by the parent ending their parenting time.
may include a parent walking the child to the door
may include the child walking to the door by themselves while the parent waits until the child enters the other parent’s home.
may occur at the child’s daycare or school, a public location, or another location midway between the parents’ homes or work places for safety or convenience.
typically involve the exchange of children’s belongings, including clothing, toys, security items, sports equipment, musical instruments, and electronic devices.
Parents may want to minimize the number of transitions per week for older children or have more frequent transitions for younger children.