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Visitation Schedules In The New Year

Being there for your children is an important part of them growing up. Even after a divorce, it is vital for each parent to have the opportunity to be a part of their child’s life. In order to make this possible, it is important to have an established visitation schedule in place. The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet can help explain the visitation process, providing you with the information you need to do what’s best for your child.

Parent-Child Relationships

The purpose of having a visitation schedule is to maintain the parent-child relationship. In fact, children benefit from having both of their parents in their lives after a divorce. However, it is important to remember that all decisions should be made with the child’s best interests in mind. Each parent will have unique needs in creating a schedule as well. The schedule can include plans for normal days of the year, such as weekends and weekdays, as well as emphasizing holiday plans. Furthermore, the plan can detail specific travel logistics, making it easier for couples to co-parent.

Factors to Consider

There are always different factors that the courts will have to consider in determining a fair visitation schedule. However, the final result of the visitation schedule will always reflect the child’s primary needs.

Here are some of the factors that will be taken into consideration:

  • Where the home of each parent is located

  • Where the child goes to school, and other important activities

  • The ability of each parent to act on the child’s needs

  • The ability of each parent to foster a positive relationship with the child and other parent

These are only a few factors that the courts take into consideration. For example, sometimes, the courts will take into account what the child wants, but this is only in certain circumstances.

Working with a Family Law Attorney

In order to create a visitation schedule that works for everyone involved, it is best to work with an experienced family law attorney. The team at The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet understands the importance of being in your child’s life, and can help you in creating a schedule that benefits you and your child’s relationship.

To schedule a consultation, call our office at (813) 285-5705 or visit us online.