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What’s involved in creating a child custody schedule?

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2017 | Parenting Plans And Parenting Time

If you’re going to make a child custody schedule, the most important decision you’ll need to make first is where your child is going to live. Since this decision directly affects every aspect of your parenting time, it will influence all other aspects of your child custody schedule.

Here are some other things you need to keep in mind when creating a Nebraska child custody schedule:

  • Decide on physical custody arrangements by considering what’s in the best interests of your child. Omaha family law courts will always hold the child’s best interests as the highest determining factor. As such, so should you.
  • Omaha courts will never give preference to one parent over the other based on sex. Although this may have occurred in the past, there is no longer a presumption that the mother is a more suitable child-rearing candidate than the father.
  • Joint physical custody arrangements are more than possible. In these arrangements the child will live at different times with both parents — possibly every other week, half-and-half within the week or another kind of arrangement.
  • If parents don’t agree on a joint physical custody arrangement, a Nebraska court might grant it based on considering the best interests of the child.
  • When making child custody decisions, courts will try to determine which parent served as the primary caretaker when the spouses were together.

Do you have concerns about an Omaha child custody case? A Nebraska family law attorney can help you determine what your legal child custody rights are given the facts and circumstances pertaining to your family.