The issue of Child Custody and Visitation is perhaps the most serious concern parents will face during and after a divorce. It is very difficult for a parent to give up time with their child, but the child did not ask for the divorce and needs to know that both parents love and care for them. It is important to remember that the best gift divorcing parents can give their child is an amicable divorce.
The goal in reaching Custody and Visitation Orders is to do what is in the best interest of the child while also ensuring that the child will have frequent and continuing contact with both parents. Arriving at a parenting plan that works for both parents can be difficult because each case is different and there is no magic solution to parenting plans. Both parents inevitably want to spend as much time as possible with their children and retain a strong relationship with their children. Many factors must be considered to determine what is in the child’s best interest including how far the parties live from one another and the child’s school; the parents’ work schedule; the child’s activity schedule; the typical parenting plan during the marriage, i.e., status quo; and other similar factors.
Given the circumstances of divorce, however, there are many instances where the parents are unable to reach an agreement and the the Court must then make Custody and Visitation order based on the information available to them through the filing of paperwork, attending mediation, and the presentation of the facts to the Court.
Whether you are attempting to reach an agreement or faced with a Court hearing on the issue of Custody and Visitation, let the Law Office of Kerri Lynn Anderson help protect your rights and interest. Kerri Lynn Anderson has had considerable success, either by negotiating an agreement or presenting the facts of the case to the Court, in obtaining Custody and Visitation / Parenting Plans utilizing the specific facts of each individual case and which ultimately provide a strong foundation that will allow the parents to build upon in the future as the needs and circumstances of the children change as the years proceed.