Parenting time is critical to the child and parent having the opportunity to develop deep and lasting relationships. There are many models and variations. The situations of the parents and the children change over time and parenting plans need to be adapted to the flow of life.
Children who are able to develop strong relationships with both parents show little “damage” from their parents living apart.
Mediation plays a crucial part in resolving parenting time issues, especially when it comes to child rights and the rights for fathers.
Parenting time which is denied is enforced through contempt actions and motions to enforce visitation.
Developing parenting plans, modifying them, and enforcing them is one of the most critical roles of the family law attorney. I pay great attention to all of the interacting elements when working on behalf of my client in this arena.