Parenting Plans And Visitation

For most parents, agreeing on a workable child custody plan is one of, if not the most important part of divorce. While divorcing parents often share legal custody, or the ability to make decisions about the child's upbringing, one parent usually has primary physical custody. The other parent will have visitation or periods of custody. The specifics of the visitation arrangement will determine how much time this parent can spend with his or her children.

The experience and caliber of your lawyer can have a large impact on whether you will come to an agreement that is workable and successful over time. At Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, we represent mothers and fathers throughout Middle Georgia. We know that the changes a divorce can bring can be overwhelming. When you work with us, you can take heart knowing we will work toward a resolution of your case that will help you preserve your relationship with your child.

How Is Visitation Determined?

In any child custody and visitation matter, courts are required to make decisions that are in the child's best interest. While a judge can decide these issues if the parties cannot reach an agreement, it is typically preferable for parents (with the help of their attorneys) to do so. The terms of custody and visitation will be included in a parenting plan. The parenting plan will spell out the time that each parent spends with the child. Parenting plans must be very detailed and include information about weekends, summers and holidays. If the parents can reach agreement, the judge will sign off on the parenting plan, so long as it is in the child's best interests.

Custody and visitation matters are extremely fact-sensitive and personal. We tailor our efforts to achieve your goals, but will also be candid about what you should expect. Our personalized approach has served clients well for more than 20 years.

Contact Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, To Schedule Your First Meeting

We offer a free 20-minute consultation for new clients. Call our Macon law firm at 478-207-5124 or fill out our online contact form to begin.