Parenting Plans that Fit Your Family
There is no template for parenting. That makes your child custody and visitation agreement—a required part of your final divorce orders called the “parenting plan”—even more challenging to map out.
This is a huge life transition, especially for children. As your legal guide, we bring as much care and attention to this situation as your kids deserve. A parenting plan is difficult to modify later, so we think about what your kids need now and what they will need in the future as they grow older. With creative problem-solving and a personal approach, we help you come up with solutions tailored to your one-of-a-kind family.
A wide range of variables and everyday realities are at play in a parenting plan. It reflects the work schedules of both parents. The developmental needs of children. Medical and health care decisions. Vacations, travel, and activities. Even exchanges and parental communication.
We pour over all the possibilities to craft and negotiate custom plans that address children’s needs by accommodating for the strengths and weaknesses of each parent. By designing the best plan for you and your kids today, we minimize the risk of returning to court for an expensive modification.
Legalese Defined: Decision-Making Authority
In your parenting plan, you’ll need to stipulate who has the official authority to make decisions about your children’s upbringing, including childcare, education, and healthcare. This authority is typically exercised jointly, but clarifying what constitutes a major vs minor decision helps smooth out the co-parenting relationship.