Family Law Attorney Lake Forest, IL
When parents decide that it is no longer healthy for them to remain romantically linked, a number of considerations must be taken into account before they can move into the next phase of their lives. For example, the law generally requires co-parents to become subject to a parenting agreement as part of a child custody order. Regardless of whether parents are ultimately granted joint custody or not, if both adults intend on remaining part of their child’s life, they are usually subject to a parenting agreement. If the couple in question cannot agree on terms of the parenting arrangement, a judge will be compelled to order terms as he or she sees fit. But nowadays, most parents going through a romantic split opt to work with their attorneys in order to negotiate and/or mediate the terms of their parenting agreement so that those terms remain fully within their control. If you have questions about how to construct a successful parenting agreement, an experienced Lake Forest, Illinois family law attorney can help.
Co-Parents – How to Plan Ahead for Vacations and Holidays
One of the more controversial issues that parents must generally navigate when determining the terms of their parenting agreement involves the treatment of special occasions, holidays and vacations. There is no single “right” way to address these special times of year, as long as the parents keep the “best interests of the child” standard in mind while navigating related terms. An experienced Lake Forest, IL family law attorney will likely ask each parent to consider what they believe is an ideal schedule for these times of year and to write down any questions, concerns or special provisions they believe are appropriate in order to ensure that their child’s best interests are represented during these times. After each parent has explored their preferences and concerns, each parent’s attorney will try to help negotiate and/or mediate a settlement that best reflects the child’s interests. Making sure that each parent has the opportunity to participate and share in traditions will almost certainly be a focal point with which to begin a discussion about this part of a co-parenting arrangement.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you have questions about child custody matters generally and/or parenting plans specifically, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with an experienced Lake Forest, IL family law attorney today. Every child’s best interests are unique, just as every child is unique. As a result, there is no “right” way to go about constructing a parenting plan as long as the ultimate product reflects the best interests of your unique child. Working with an experienced Lake Forest, IL family law attorney will help to ensure that whether your child custody situation is amicable or contentious, your child’s best interests are represented when the outcome of your case is determined. Consultations are confidential and risk-free, so there is no reason to hesitate when scheduling an initial meeting with a member of our legal team. The team at Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC prides itself on providing strong advocacy for our clients while maintaining an efficient yet compassionate approach and we would be happy to discuss your unique circumstances with you as you explore your legal options. We look forward to taking your call.