When divorcing, parents should create a parenting plan that will outline each of their duties regarding their children. Parenting plans can be drafted for divorcing parents, divorced parents and unmarried parents.
The drafting of parenting plans is important because they take into account numerous arrangements regarding parents’ contact with their children, including:
- Who has the children on which days
- What to do if a parent’s or child’s situation changes significantly
- Who makes major decisions about the children’s education and health
Parenting plans are put into effect either by agreement between the parents or through court decree. In both processes, the help of a family law lawyer is crucial. If you are negotiating with your child’s other parent, we can inform you of the rights and options you have. We also advocate for the best possible outcome for you and your child. We also ensure that the family law judge understands your needs and those of your child.
We can provide an additional service by working to keep your case from going to court. A hard-fought compromise will likely better reflect your goals than a judge’s decree.