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rainbowkiller23

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How to keep a custody visitation journal
« on: Sep 24, 2013, 11:37:03 AM »
Can a custody/visitation journal be typed on a computer or must it be handwritten? What should I include in this journal?


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Re: How to keep a custody visitation journal
« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2013, 12:45:15 PM »
It is always best to keep to the facts: What happened, what was said by whom, don't forget dates and times. Leave out what you "think" or what someone is "feeling".
 
Picked up kid at xx time. Ex said "bla bla bla" in a raised voice. I replied "stuff". Agreed to meet at xx time.
 
Be very factual & it probably helps to put a little of the bad stuff you do as well (you know, the stuff you are not entirely proud of). It shows your log is more honest. Like if you raised your voice or said something rude.
 
As for hand written or typed, I have no idea. We always did hand written because it felt more genuine, but it sure could be cumbersome.
 

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Re: How to keep a custody visitation journal
« Reply #2 on: Sep 24, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »
Can a custody/visitation journal be typed on a computer or must it be handwritten? What should I include in this journal?

You might look into something like the ParentingTime.net custody tracker service.
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