Creating A Parenting Plan

When parents divorce or separate, a parenting plan may be created to establish where a child will spend his or her time, where the child will spend holidays, how parental responsibilities are allocated and much more.

At Scardina Law, we use the latest social science when helping create parenting plans. Our priority is to help our clients create workable parenting plans that benefit the child or children involved.

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Each Parenting Plan Is Unique

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a parenting plan. Each family is different — and each child has different needs. The parenting plan should be created to reflect the unique circumstances and needs of the child and parents.

How Is a Parenting Plan Determined?

Some of the factors considered when determining a parenting plan include:

  • The age of the child (or children)
  • The educational, spiritual and social needs of the child
  • The living situation of each parent
  • The ability of each parent to provide care for the child (mental health or substance abuse problems will be considered)
  • When there is more than one child involved, the needs of child at different ages

Other factors are considered as well. However, the most important considering factor is what is in the best interests of the child.

When it comes to determining where the child will spend his or her time, there are many possibilities. While a 5-2-2-5 (day) or 4-3-3-4 (day) split in custody is typical, there are many possibilities depending on the unique needs of the parents and children.

Contact Us for Help in Creating a Workable Parenting Plan

Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling 303-502-5540.

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