Child Visitation Attorneys in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington
When a family faces divorce, one of the biggest challenges is to negotiate a parenting plan that meets the unique needs of the family. We completely understand that every family is different and every parenting plan should reflect those differences. We have years of experience writing parenting plans that will take your family through the upcoming years while still meeting the court’s criteria for a parenting plan.
Residential Schedules and Visitation
A residential schedule is what the courts call the plan that must be entered with the court. In fact, a parenting plan is actually a court order. These days, the courts are learning that both parents play an important part in the lives of their children. Men are no longer relegated to being weekend fathers. Those days are gone.
Changing from a one home family to a two home family can be incredibly stressful for everyone concerned. We will help you design a parenting plan that will creatively address everyday scheduling issues in a parent/child relationship: where the child spends weekends, who picks up the child from school on which day — where the child spends vacation and holidays.
Psychological research shows that predictability is important for children. We keep up-to-date with recent psychological literature so we can help you devise a plan that will be most beneficial for your children. We often work closely with child development experts to decide what is best for your family.
It is important that a residential schedule is relatively simple and spares the child from unnecessary stress and anxiety. Our lawyers will work to help you establish a visitation plan that addresses these needs.
A new concept known as “virtual visitation” is now being used by parents and children who are separated by distance. In these cases, parents and children will set aside time to communicate on Skype and FaceTime, other Internet tools. Attorney Monica Kaup Cary has given presentations on this topic for the King County Bar Association. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients use the latest technology to maintain connections with their children.
Contact Our Family Law Firm Today
If you have further questions about child visitation or want to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our Seattle or Bellevue child visitation attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue and can meet with you in one or both of those locations as needed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the solutions you seek with any child visitation issues you may be having.