Parenting and custody have come a long way in the past thirty years. It is important to not make any assumptions about how your co-parent's desired arrangement or the court will award custody. Every situation is unique, and your parenting plan should be too. Communicating with your co-parent is imperative to creating a healthy environment for your child. Parenting Plans can be formed and placed into effect with or without a court order or outlined before going to court in order to expedite the trial process.
Your parenting plan will summarize your parental agreements pertaining to legal and physical custody, parenting times, and decisions regarding:
At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC, our Berkeley lawyers have extensive experience handling parenting plans, child custody, and visitation matters.
Parenting plans can be modified at any time to suit your child's best interests. Modification to a parenting plan or court ordered custody agreement occurs when there is a change in circumstances regarding the family occurs, such as relocation of a parent or a change in custody or visitation.
Parents can modify the plan out of court, but if there is a disagreement of the modification, the parents must go to court to prove the circumstance warrants the change. Children change too. The parental plan you agreed upon for your toddler may not suit your teenager. Sit down with your experienced family lawyer at Sutton & Janelle, PLLC to discuss your options and find a solution to suit your changing situation.
Reasons for Modification include, but are not limited to:
In any case, the appointment of a guardian ad litem will help to prove the solution that is in the best interest of the child.
Just like their clothes, your child will outgrow parenting plans. Talk to an experienced Berkeley County family lawyer at Sutton & Janelle, PLLC to design a parental plan that suits your family. We will utilize our experience, knowledge, and resources to do whatever it takes to protect your child's best interests.