At the time of divorce, parents will have a court order that provides for a custody and parenting plan. Certainly, as children grow and situations change, there may be small changes occurring that both parties can agree to without going back to court and having a contested proceeding or changing the original order. I encourage you to continue to remain flexible and to communicate as best you can to accommodate the children’s and the parents’ changing needs.
However, there may come a time that both parties cannot agree to a requested change made by one of the parties. That may necessitate re-litigating and formally, by court ordered, changing your current plan. This is referred to as a post-judgment modification of the court order. If this type of situation occurs at some point, you should consult with a competent, skilled, family law attorney.