Preserving Relationships With Children
For most parents, agreeing on a workable child custody plan is one of the most important parts 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 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 reach an agreement that is workable and successful over time. At Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, in Macon, 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 in knowing we will work toward a resolution of your case that will help you preserve your relationship with your child.
Attentive, Personal And Candid
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 usually 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 an 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 25 years. You can count on us to provide the representation you need.
Contact A Seasoned Attorney
Spending time with your child is crucial, especially if you and the child’s other parent are no longer together. Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, in Macon, Georgia, is a family law firm that will successfully address legal matters related to visitation. Call our law firm at 478-207-5124 or fill out our online contact form to begin.