Parenting Time Schedules
Visitation, also known as a parenting plan, is the name given to court-ordered contact between a non-custodial parent and his or her children. At the Boston law firm of Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP, our attorneys work to develop visitation agreements that are in the best interests of the child and the client. We have been providing representation in all areas of domestic relations since 1935, using our accumulated experience to tailor our services to clients' specific needs.
Visitation orders derive from the custody arrangements that have been developed. Such orders usually apply to the parent who is not the primary caregiver, giving him or her parenting time with the children. Parenting plans can be very detailed, mandating actual dates and times. They can also be elastic if the relationship of the parents and the needs of the children can accommodate a level of ambiguity. Our lawyers have many years of experience devising parenting plans tailored to the needs of clients and their children. Contact us to learn more.
Helping custodial and non-custodial parents develop parenting plans that work.
Visitation orders are not isolated from other aspects of a divorce decree. The time spent with each parent is one of the calculations used to determine the level of child support. Visitation can also affect alimony awards, final property settlements, and have tax considerations. Because each set of circumstances is different, it is critical to work with an attorney skilled at developing a visitation orders that work with other issues.
Visitation orders may be modified if one parent moves away, making the original plan unworkable. Long distance visitation is often linked to school holidays or summer vacations. However, the needs of the child and the circumstances of the parents are the best determiners of a visitation schedule, whether the non-custodial parent lives across the country or on the next street. To learn how we can help with parenting time schedules, contact our Boston law firm.