Kirkland Child Custody Lawyer
Parenting Plans in Bellevue and Redmond
In the dissolution of marriage, the term "child custody" has been supplanted by a parenting plan. This is a plan, reached by agreement of the parents, on who will have custody of the child and how that custody agreement will be executed. If agreements cannot be reached by the parents, the court will decide upon custody matters. Court orders must be adhered to, so it is important that the parenting plan reflect exactly what you desire for yourself and your children. An experienced Kirkland divorce attorney can help ensure that your plans for custody are realized in accordance with the laws of our state.
Whether the parents present an agreed upon plan, or opposing plans, the court is going to operate on the basis of what is in the best interests of the child. In our state, this may include protection from neglect or abuse from a parent and preventing exposure to any sort of domestic violence. This can include abuse as a result of parental conflicts.
The Welfare of Your Children
Minimally, a parenting plan must give a schedule for residential care of the child plus how the parental decision making will be divided. In addition, the plan must provide for how future disputes regarding decisions made by parents are resolved. Carillon Point Family, we take pride in being able to help develop parenting plans that meet your needs while complying with all aspects of the law.
Your child's education, welfare, health, religious faith they will be raised in and much more can be affected by your parenting plan. Who the child will live with and when and how visitation will occur can greatly affect children's lives. Frequently, it works in the best interest of the child for an attorney to mediate an acceptable agreement between the parents, rather than be ordered to follow the ruling of a court. Our firm would like to assist you in this vital
divorce matter. The decisions made now will affect your life and those of your children for years to come.
Contact a Kirkland child custody lawyer
to help secure your child custody and visitation rights after divorce.