Going through a divorce is often a painful process that is full of stresses and challenges for everyone involved. One of the most important issues that needs to be immediately addressed when maneuvering through a divorce is the development of a parenting plan. Establishing clear child visitation schedules that are consistently followed is one of the best ways to help children successfully move through the transitions that divorce brings.
It is important to realize that every family’s plan may be different as they establish routines that can work for everyone. While some parents create a 50/50 visitation plan, others may agree upon more traditional arrangements that involve children living in one primary home while the other parent spends time with the children one night a week and every other weekend.
When developing a visitation plan, the age of the children at the time of a divorce is an important factor that must be considered. Typically, it is best for very young children to see both parents quite often. In these cases, spending equal times at each parents’ houses will probably prove most beneficial. Older children often need and want to keep the routines as familiar as possible, so living in one primary household and visiting the other parent several days a month may be the best solution.
Work schedules, school schedules, extra-curricular activities and any other personal commitments must also be considered when developing child visitation plans. Naturally, parents who can get along and are supportive of each other have an easier time agreeing on child visitation schedules than those who are not amicable. Being able to work well together often results in established, clear, consistent routines which benefit everyone.
Baltimore Child Custody Lawyers at Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC Help Parents Negotiate Child Custody and Visitation Issues
Baltimore child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC help parents establish consistent visitation plans and agreements that serve the needs of parents and their children. Our offices are located in Stevenson, Maryland, where we represent clients throughout Baltimore County and Baltimore City. If you or a loved one is in need of legal representation in a family law matter call us today at 410-602-9522 or contact us online.