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Parenting Plans

Georgetown Parenting Plan Lawyer

Parents who are willing to sit down and work together can create a parenting plan that accommodates the unique needs of everyone involved. While some children and families can make a "5-2 | 2-5" plan work (5 days with parent A, 2 with parent B; then, 2 with parent A and 5 with parent B), others cannot. Here, creating a parenting plan that allows families to build custody and visitation arrangements around their schedules is essential.

At the Law Office of Lori Watson , we work closely with families during the divorce process in developing non-standard parenting plans. As your attorney, Ms. Watson ensures parenting plans take into account a number of factors that the court will want to see addressed before granting its approval. If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree on a parenting plan, the matter will have to be decided by a judge and could result in him or her imposing custody and visitation terms no one finds ideal.

For more information on non-standard parenting plans and collaborative family law, contact divorce attorney Lori Watson today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.

When Creating a Parenting Plan That Works

In order to avoid potential conflicts or legal complications, it's important to consider a number of issues when creating a parenting plan. For instance, when sitting down to discuss how custody and parenting time will be arranged, it's important to consider the following:

  • Each parent's work schedule
  • Consult both a regular calendar and your child's school calendar
  • Make special allowances for Father's Day, Mother's Day, and birthdays
  • Clearly define when weekends or holidays begin and end
  • If rotating holidays, specify the schedule to be used and what must be done if a change needs to be made
  • If sharing time during summer vacation, specify the time to be shared
  • Define pick up and drop off responsibilities for music lessons, doctor's appointments, sports activities, etc, etc, etc.
  • Include contact numbers or procedures that should be followed should unforeseen events or a medical emergency occur
  • Make sure both parents have the legal authority to make medical decisions for a child

Financial Issues and Parenting Plans

There are a number of financial issues that must be addressed as well when it comes to who pays for plane tickets, insurance coverage, music lessons, even education. These can often be a source of disagreement unless these issues are addressed early on in the process. Ms. Watson can help you review your situation and determine how best to handle certain financial issues related to child custody and parenting time. While custody arrangements can affect how much child support is paid, understanding how support is calculated and how parenting plans are evaluated is important in order to avoid unwanted disputes and future complications.

Contact Williamson County Child Visitation and Custody Attorney Lori Watson

Collaborative divorce is an effective means for avoiding a lengthy, bitter, and costly divorce. At the Law Office of Lori Watson, we help families reach settlement terms that are mutually agreeable to everyone, especially in the area of child custody and visitation. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact parenting plan attorney Lori Watson today.

Clients say : "She was always realistic and positive about the case; the end result was very close to what was anticipated. Lori Watson truly cared about my case and its equitable resolution. Communication with her was effortless and personable, her responses timely and pertinent. I would confidently recommend the services of Lori Watson to not only my closest friends, but family members included."

Clients say : " I first approached Lori Watson to handle my divorce two years ago. In the initial consultation I was put at ease by her objectivity and insightful nature and knew I would be well represented. Early on she assessed what was becoming a dangerous situation and placed well thought out procedures in place that were intended to protect but at the same time not provoke unwanted actions."

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