Helping You Create A Peaceful Co-Parenting Plan
Family relationships can become extremely complicated after two parents divorce or otherwise split up. Parents often feel that they are not getting enough time with their kids. A primary purpose of a parenting plan is to ensure that children can spend time with each parent. Crafting a good parenting plan can also help you and your spouse stay on the same page in terms of how to raise your child.
At DeBra Law, LLC, we can help you create a plan that satisfies the court’s demands and meets your children’s needs, as well as yours. If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of the plan, we can represent your child’s best interests before a judge.
What To Include In A Parenting Plan
In Ohio, parents who get a divorce are required to make a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a legal mechanism that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each parent in the care of their child. This parental road map outlines how you and the other parent will co-parent together for years to come. It must be clear and practical, and focus on the best interests of your child.
The essential elements that should be incorporated into your parenting plan include:
- The goals and purpose of the plan
- Where the child will primarily reside
- Who will be making the decisions for the child
- How the child will be supported financially
- When each parent will spend time with the child
- What child care arrangements will be made
- How disputes will be resolved
- What types of provisions will be made for the child’s extracurricular activities
- How the parents will change the plan as the child grows
It is important to develop a plan that can be adjusted over time as your child grows and your family’s circumstances change. Our firm can help if you need to modify an existing custody plan to address your child’s needs over time.
Let Us Help With Your Parenting Plan
Making the right decisions now can have a positive impact on your child’s future. Our Cincinnati parenting plans lawyer is ready and available to assist you. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 513-548-5920 or complete our contact form. We serve clients throughout the Cincinnati area.