Advocating for the Parenting Time That Is Best for Your Child(ren)
The Nebraska Parenting Act requires that parenting plans be developed either directly between parties and lawyers or through mediation. Your parenting plan will define the ongoing relationships that both parents have with your child(ren) after the divorce is finalized. We will fight for what is best for your child(ren) and for the parenting rights you are entitled to. Mediation is required in the majority of cases. Our precise and well-prepared evaluation of your unique situation will equip you with the tools necessary to assist you during mediation.
Parenting time (also known as “visitation”) is the amount of time each parent spends with his or her children following the divorce. The parenting plan can be difficult to modify unless you or your child(ren) experience a substantial and material change in circumstances, so it is important to ensure your parenting plan accounts for all the needs of your child and your own interests.
At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., Omaha parenting plan attorney James Adams is particularly experienced representing the needs of fathers in the creation of parenting plans either through mediation or through litigation. Even if you have not been as involved in your child’s life as his or her mother up to this point, you still have parenting rights and may even be better suited to raise your child(ren) than she is.
Remember, our motto: DAD’S HAVE RIGHTS TOO!
Preparing Effective Parenting Plans
An effective parenting plan also takes into account the needs, abilities and resources of parents. It is affected by a variety of factors including residence and relocation of parents.
Each parent in a divorce involving children is required to complete a parenting class. This parenting class will give you some guidance on how to manage the parenting of your child(ren) in the context of a divorce, paternity or modification proceeding.
We advocate for your position aggressively, and we will address many different factors in your parenting plan, including:
- Parents’ work schedules
- Weekday and weekend schedules of children and parents
- Day care and babysitting
- Rights of First Refusal
- Pickup and drop-off times
- Travel schedules
- Holiday schedules
- Vacation planning
- Your child(ren)’s friends and familiar communities
- Emotional needs
- Educational needs
- Extracurricular activities
- Religious needs
- Health care needs
- Issues specific to military divorce
- Other special needs
Your child(ren)’s needs and interests can change based on their ages, their primary residence location and several of the issues listed above. It is important to give full consideration to all issues with an experienced attorney who is also familiar with the possible future modification of parenting plans and agreements.