Need to Create a Parenting Plan?

Our Westlake Village Custody & Family Lawyer can Help

In deciding on a custody arrangement, having a parenting plan ready can make the divorce over and done much more quickly and smoothly. As a custody attorney in Westlake Village, I would be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss what you envision for you, your child, and the parent-child relationship that you wish to create in the future moving forward.

Contact a Westlake Village family law attorney now and request a free appointment.

What Is Included in a Parenting Plan?

Parenting plans allow both parents to discuss how they wish to handle responsibility for the children, particularly child custody arrangement. The matters discussed will include who will take care of the children on certain days, and include decisions on schools, insurance, health benefits, and other matters.

Some items to include in a parenting plan might include:

  • Where the child is expected to live
  • Childcare, daycare, and babysitting
  • Decisions regarding vacations and holidays
  • Anticipate any changes to parenting schedules
  • Decisions about traveling with the child
  • Decisions about the child’s education and academics
  • How the child’s belongings will be divided between the homes
  • How to handle relocation and the other parent’s request to move
  • How to handle visits with relatives, such as grandparents and other extended family members
  • A plan for the child’s health care, emergency treatment, and insurance
  • Any necessary accommodations for children with special needs
  • How to handle future changes to the parenting plan

You should strive to make sure that your parenting plan is flexible and accommodates each parent’s wishes. This may your best bet at reducing any potential hiccups or conflicts later on down the line. Also, the plan can help ensure that both parents are willing to compromise and refrain from starting arguments in front of the children.

I Can Help Determine How Your Parental Responsibilities Should Be Handled

As always, you can ask a Westlake Village family lawyer for assistance with creating an effective parenting plan. Because I have a keen understanding of the laws as well as the courtroom system, I know what type of parenting plan that judges will be more likely to approve. Remember that a judge will always decide on what will be in the child’s best interests. I have represented thousands of families in over 35 years.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff to schedule a free initial consultation.

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