Child Custody Lawyer Ogden, UT
If you and your child’s other parent are going your separate ways, it is important to connect with an experienced Ogden, UT child custody lawyer at Felt Family Law & Mediation as soon as possible in order to discuss a legal plan of action. Sometimes – primarily when there is abuse in a family – it is far better for a child to be in the sole legal and physical custody of one parent only. However, most of the time, American parents choose to co-parent – regardless of whether they share physical custody or one parent has sole physical custody and the other has legal custody and visitation (or “parenting time”) rights. If you and your child’s other parent will be co-parenting in any capacity, you’ll likely be required by the court to draw up a parenting plan. The trusted Ogden, UT child custody lawyer team and legal support staff at Felt Family Law & Mediation can help you to accomplish this potentially daunting task.
Child Custody Lawyer – Ogden, UT
It is important to understand that you don’t need to have made all of your decisions related to child custody when you walk through our office doors. We are here to guide you through the process of determining child custody and (if applicable) drafting a parenting plan so that your child’s needs are properly addressed as your family evolves.
Constructing a Parenting Plan in Your Child’s Best Interests
When thinking about what parenting plan terms may best suit your situation, make sure to keep the “best interests of the child” standard in mind. This standard is utilized by family law judges nationwide, in the event that parents cannot work out their differences and their disputes require judicial intervention before they can be resolved. By thinking – at all times – about your child’s best interests, you’ll have a strong case to make for your approach in the event that you and your child’s other parent cannot agree on various provisions of your plan.
Your plan can cover any number of issues, but should probably – at minimum – address when your child will reside with each parent, how your child will be transported between homes (and at whose expense), how holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions will be handled, and how your child will communicate with their parent who isn’t enjoying their parenting time on any given day.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you need to construct a parenting plan – whether you are getting a divorce, initiating a legal separation, or you and your child’s other parent are simply going your separate ways, the experienced Utah legal team at Felt Family Law & Mediation can help to ensure that your agreement is properly constructed and meets the best interests of the child standard. Many parents – including those with the absolute best of intentions – aren’t sure where to start when drafting a parenting plan. Know that our firm’s Ogden, UT child custody lawyer and legal support team can walk you through every step of the process in a manner that is as low-stress as is possible under the circumstances; we look forward to speaking with you.