The more details you pin down in your divorce agreement and child custody plan, the less likely you'll be to experience confusion or disagreement in the future.
You know divorce is going to get complicated. You want to stay involved with the kids, but you work a lot. So does your spouse. You both travel. You have demands on your time.
When two parents live a long way away from each other, it isn't practical to have a 50-50 parenting split. It may not even be practical to do an 80-20 every-other-weekend schedule.
There is a common misconception that a child custody case always goes to court. While there are times when this happens, it doesn't have to be the way things work out.
Let's imagine for a moment that you've been married for 15 years. Before getting married you had the good fortune to pay off the mortgage on your home. Your husband moved in with you after getting married and the two of you enjoyed the last decade and a half in the same home.