Divorce is tough for everyone, clearly. You can feel so alone at times, but having the legal knowledge and support needed can really help you get through it as quickly as possible. Our experienced divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here for you. We can be your legal representation at a time where you are overwhelmed by emotion. Divorce can have that effect on you. Call today for a consultation, you should know your first consultation is free. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 and our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. In the meantime, keep reading this week’s blog for a few tips on how to develop a child custody plan that works.
Divorce: Developing a Child Custody Plan That Works
Stay calm and be realistic when establishing a child custody plan.
You and coming up with a schedule that is in the best interest of your child, remember that. You can’t put your own interests or disgust of your ex ahead of your child. The court will rule in the best interest of the child. Take this into account when establishing the child custody plan.
It’s better to make your parenting schedule sooner rather than later.
This divorce is clearly going to change things up in your child’s lives, there’s no way around that. It’s best to come up with a schedule as soon as possible that works for the whole family, despite the tough situation. Remember, at the end of the day, your child’s interests are what count here.
Remember that plans can be changed post-divorce too.
Parenting plans are the plans organized by the court that determine how child-rearing responsibilities will be divided between two parents who wish to separate. These plans encompass both custody and visitation issues. There are a number of situations that may spur one parent to modify the parenting plan, such as:
- One parent is abusing the children.
- One parent’s new spouse is not willing to raise the children in accordance with the other parent’s values.
- One parent may wish to move out of state.
- One parent becomes incapable of caring for the children due to mental or physical illness or disability.
- One parent becomes unsafe for the children to be around due to drug, alcohol, or other substance abuse.
This is perhaps the most common type of post-divorce modification parents make, as parents’ and children’s needs both change countless times throughout the years.
The Divorce Attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks Are Here For You!
Contact our office today to discuss your family law questions with one of our attorneys. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191 or toll-free at 1-877-532-2191.
We have experience handling all types of family law matters, including the following:
- Divorce, including high-asset divorce
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance or alimony
- Property division, including business valuation and division
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Post-divorce modifications
- Paternity matters
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