Parenting Time and Visitation Schedule Legal Help in Cincinnati
Help You and Your Spouse Find a Parenting Time Schedule that Works for Your Whole Family
Divorcing parents are often immediately confronted by questions and confusion when they turn to address parenting time and visitation schedules. Common questions include “What is parenting time, exactly?” and “How does parenting time differ from child custody?” and “Does shared parenting mean 50-50 time?”
Generally, child custody involves the establishment of a legal arrangement in which one parent will be responsible for making key decisions about the children. A parent with custody over a child will be able to make decisions about which school the child attends, the activities he or she can/should be involved with, and decisions regarding health care, religious upbringing and so on.
Parenting time guidelines and visitation schedules, however, deal solely with the allocation of time that the child spends with both his or her parents. I believe that the most effective way to devise a parenting time and visitation schedule is through Collaborative Law.
How You Can Create an Effective Parenting Time and Visitation Schedule Through Collaborative Law
Collaborative Law is so effective in resolving family law challenges because of the way parents approach potential disputes in the process.
Litigation approaches a dispute like this – each parent argues exhaustively for his or her parenting plan, getting angrier and angrier in the process. The judge does his or her best job to understand the entire situation following just an hour or several hours on the case. The family then lives with the judge’s decision for many years.
Collaborative Law begins by allowing time for parents to resolve their feelings of fear, anger and distrust, enabling the parents to ask important questions. What parenting time and visitation schedule will work best for my child? Which schedule will work best for us?
As a Certified Family Law Specialist who has practiced Collaborative Law since 2000, I can clearly explain the advantages of the Collaborative Process to you during a free initial consultation, then, if you wish, provide experienced and caring legal help. For more information regarding me, my practice and Collaborative Law, contact my office.