Nationwide, a strong trend in child custody and visitation is toward shared responsibility in creating visitation schedules that meet the needs of the child and are considerate of both parents’ schedules. A proper parenting plan considers the work schedules of both parents, when they are on vacation, the child’s school schedule, including school activities, and how near each parent is. Sometimes, parents are unable to agree on a schedule. When this happens, a judge will determine and set a schedule in which the child’s needs are the first priority.
At Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC, we work with you to craft a parenting plan that makes sense for everyone. We factor in summer vacation and holidays and visits to the doctor and dentist. We clarify pick-up and drop-off responsibilities so painful misunderstandings don’t occur. Finally, our attorney builds a degree of flexibility into the plan, so that plans can adapt when unforeseen circumstances occur.
Both parents need to have clear understandings about such things as tax deductibility, responsibility for making medical decisions and for paying medical expenses, and how special activities like music and sports can be financed. Not every decision is easy. When one parent must move away for financial reasons, hard thinking is required on both sides. We help make difficult relocation problems more palatable to both custodial and noncustodial parents.
Contact us at (816) 288-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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