When you are in the final stages of hammering out a divorce agreement with your former spouse, one of the most dangerous things you can do is settle on parenting issues on the courtroom steps - especially at the very last minute, right before seeing the judge.
When proposals are hastily scribbled on legal pads or in the margins of an already-drafted agreement, mistakes can happen. In the rush and with the pressure of courtroom drama, it is easy to overlook some important issues. For example, you may not have made provisions for telephone contact with your children when they're not with you, or access to certain records, such as report cards and medical reports. Failure to deal with such issues can make your life, and that of your children, more difficult in the future.