Every client wants to know how and when he or she should tell the children there is going to be a divorce, and every client wants to know how to create a plan for the children that allows them to thrive. We can assist you in creating an individualized parenting plan that addresses the unique needs of your children. Our lawyers can also assist you in addressing how to create a plan that grows with the changing developmental needs of your children over time, and how to handle future challenges with your children that may arise as an unmarried or remarried parent.
Shared Parenting Plans provide for joint decision making with respect to a number of issues afflicting your children. Among these are education opportunities for the children; the activities in which they will be enrolled; how medical decisions will be made; and, what religious upbringing will be supported by each parent. The Shared Parenting Plan will also set forth the allocation of parenting time between the two households. Our experience can assist you in crafting a Shared Parenting Plan and Parenting Time Schedule that meets the unique needs of your family. Sometimes it may be necessary for the court to determine which parent will be the custodian and how much time, and under what circumstances, the children will spend with the other parent. What we see most often, however, are parents who want to have a conversation that centers on creating a good plan for their children.
Our attorneys have relationships with parenting coaches, child therapists and psychologists who are available to provide assistance in developing, or implementing, your parenting plan; or, in providing expert testimony in a custody evaluation. Irrespective of the process selected, it is a primary aim, and core value, of Skirbunt & Skirbunt LLC to help our clients preserve the health and positive growth of their children during, and after, the end of the marriage. Successfully done, both parties should have attained the goals of being able to attend graduations, weddings, and the birth of grandchildren as a family, albeit a family that has restructured.