Law Offices of George E. Thompson, P.C. Will Help Set Guidelines for Contact Schedules
Setting up a visitation schedule with the other parent after a divorce means that you will need to plan for the future. Our child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of George E. Thompson, P.C. recommend that you consider long-term needs and possibly set up different schedules.
Planning and Scheduling
A set schedule comes in handy if you are your spouse have later differences of opinion. Even if you don’t always adhere to it, it’s best to have it in place so that it can be enforced when necessary.
History of the Relationship
Look at the child’s history and their time with each parent over the course of the entire marriage. The focus and the resulting schedule should be in the best interests of the children.
Regular and On-Going Contact
The courts will likely rule that the child needs regular, frequent and on-going contact with both parents when a marriage ends. If one party does not agree to this, that person must show how this contact would hurt the child. He or she will need to prove that the other parent is a danger to the child. Our team at the Law Offices of George E. Thompson, P.C. can help you protect your children in these situations.
The children should have opportunities for responsibility and entertainment at both homes as this will help them develop a well-rounded view of their roles in life. For example, the children should be able to do homework at both homes along with spending time on recreational activities.
Scheduling visitation can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce for many couples. If you have questions about how to navigate this emotional path, call our child custody lawyers. You can reach the Law Office of George E. Thompson, P.C. at (713) 439-0700.