Visitation Matters - Parenting Plans

With over 10 years of experience in family law, Layla Summers has built her law practice on the principles of intelligence and compassion. She understands that when it comes to children, there's often nothing a parent will not do. In these situations, it helps to have a lawyer on your side who understands your needs.

Developing An Effective Parenting Plan

A parenting plan contains the details of how parents will take care of their children after separation or divorce. It may include information about:

  • Parenting time
  • Resolving parental disputes
  • Plans for communication
  • Decisions about extracurricular activities
  • How major decisions will be made regarding the children

Parenting plans come in all shapes, but effective ones have one thing in common: they focus on the best interests of the children. It is important to consider the children's developmental needs and school schedules as well as parents' work schedules. These plans should be as specific as possible, to avoid disputes later.

Visitation Is Important For Children

Both parents have a right to ask for visitation, and many experts agree it is good for children to spend time with both of their parents when possible. There are various types of child visitation arrangements to choose from, based on the circumstances of your situation.

The type of visitation that offers the most flexibility is called "reasonable visitation." In this arrangement, the parents are able to make their own flexible visitation schedules. However, this kind of arrangement only works if both parents are willing to cooperate.

Fixed visitation, on the other hand, is an arrangement where the parent who does not have custody is given visitation on specific days/times. This arrangement is common when there is little chance of the parents cooperating with each other.

Consult With An Attorney Who Cares

The Law Office of Layla Summers is dedicated to helping California families through tough times with intelligence and compassion. Call 310-575-2513 to reach the firm in Culver City or use the online form to request a consultation.