Developing Parenting Plans
Returning stability to a child’s life after a divorce is a paramount concern to the courts of Kansas and Missouri. Establishing a parenting plan that covers custody, visitation and other responsibilities is required before a final child custody decision is issued by a judge. If you need assistance developing a parenting plan, our attorneys can help.
At the Kansas City area Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., we represent clients in family law matters such as divorce, support and child custody. We provide compassionate representation to clients who are attempting to return stability to their families. Call 866-554-4664 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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Returning Structure to Your Family: Kansas City Child Custody Attorneys
Perhaps the most important part of a parenting plan is working out a schedule for visitation. This gives children the opportunity to have a scheduled time where they can be with each parent. Courts will always act in the best interests of the child, and it is a generally accepted rule that absent special circumstances, it is always in the child’s best interest to have a relationship with both parents.
Creating the Right Parenting Plan
Developing a parenting or visitation plan that is both clear and flexible will serve the best interests of your child by ensuring they get the time they need with both parents. Creating a plan characterized by flexibility protects the right of the child to spend time with both parents. It does this by:
- Accounting for changes in your child’s school schedule, holidays and extracurricular activities
- Allowing for changes to the schedules of you and your former spouse
- Avoiding the confrontations that can arise when a strict schedule becomes unworkable
You may be ending your relationship with your spouse or partner, but it is important to remember, for the sake of your child, that you are still linked forever as parents. For this reason, our attorneys will always attempt to encourage mediation and compromise over contentious litigation.
Contact Our Liberty, Missouri, Law Office Today
The lawyers at Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., represent clients in family law matters throughout greater Kansas City. We provide our clients with effective, efficient representation in a variety of family law matters. Call 866-554-4664 or contact our law office online for a free consultation.