Some children may have arrived before their parents could come up with a good plan for how to raise them. During a divorce or a separation, parents generally need a plan before they can finalize child custody and other important issues that will affect adults and minors for years to come.
- What are the top concerns that affect parenting plans?
Children are always the biggest victims of spouses splitting up because they have no control over what may prove to be a traumatic situation. An early parenting plan with reasonable provisions can help build a routine, which is vital to growing children.
- What issues should be discussed when making a parenting plan?
Any concerns that parents have about each other’s behavior should be part of early planning. This may include a heavy work schedule or bad personal habits that could affect children. Any result must also be in line with the Nebraska Parenting Plan Act.
- How can children end up with the best possible arrangement?
Parents may be looking out for their own interests, but judges in family cases are empowered to consider the best interests of children. Plans that consider children’s wishes, as well as the best options for their education and health care, may be easier to finalize with the court.
- How can parents get help with making plans?
An attorney can help assemble a parenting plan that is likely to serve all needs and be approved by a family court. Legal representation can also help defend a parent’s interests during negotiations with other parents and court appearances.