In our last few posts, we have discussed matters relating to child support and child custody. All of those posts bring to mind a very important point — parenting plans are a vital component of all matters such as these. A parenting plan is the child custody agreement that you can turn to for answers to many questions.
When you make a parenting plan, you discuss who will have the child when. You also get to decide how vacations and holidays will be handled. Decision-making responsibilities, education choices and a variety of other points can also be covered. It is vital that as you are coming up with a parenting plan with your child’s other parent that you understand how each point affects your rights.
We can help you to negotiate a parenting plan that puts your child’s best interests first and your desires second. Parenting plans are usually able to be tailored to the needs of the child and the parents if the parents can work together. We know that when the court gets involved in parenting plans, the plan might not be as tailored as when the parents can agree on the points in the parenting plan.
As you work to decide on a parenting plan for your child, you have to decide what points are important for you to hold fast to and which points you are willing to negotiate on. By deciding on those points, you have a good starting point for the negotiations. That can help us as we work side-by-side with you through the process.