Ohio parents may need help with child custody plans post-divorce

by | Sep 8, 2017 | child custody, Firm News

Married parents in Dublin who are facing the prospect of divorce may be very concerned for the welfare of their child. They want to see that their child doesn’t suffer too much during the divorce process and, while they may feel a great deal of sadness that they may not see their child every day, they want their child to adjust to living in two households in a healthy way that promotes two separate safe and stable homes.

This may be especially true now that it’s back to school time. Parents in Ohio who divorced over the summer are now adjusting not just to a new parenting plan, but also implementing that plan during what is a busy and complicated time of the year. This is not always easy. Arrangements need to be made as to how the child will go to and from school, who has custody on which days, who will help with homework and projects, who will take care of the child on holidays and sick days, and who will take the child to extracurricular activities. It is a lot to think about.

Fortunately, a well-thought out parenting plan can address these issues and more. By hammering out the details ahead of time, divorced parents can help their child smoothly transition into the school year. However, making sure one’s parenting plan is as thorough as possible is not always an easy task. This is when the assistance of an attorney can be essential.

At our law firm, we understand that each family’s situation is unique and needs to be treated as such. The courts will make decisions based on the best interests of the child, and we aim to help our clients reach a child custody arrangement that also meets this standard. Not every case has to go through litigation. Oftentimes agreeable resolutions can be made out-of-court, which could be less stressful for all involved. Whether you are starting a parenting plan from scratch or reviewing an existing one for possible modifications, it’s never too late for parents to seek the advice of an attorney so they can make informed decisions. In the end, during the school year and beyond, if divorced parents put their child’s needs and interests first, they can help their child grow and thrive in a positive fashion.