The end of a marriage can signal many changes for every member of the family, but children often have an especially hard time dealing with these changes. For this reason, some Ohio parents may consider a shared parenting plan in order for children to have a continuity of lifestyle. Parents may work together on a plan that suits the particular needs of their family.
Parents have certain rights that must be protected. While the days of primary custody being automatically granted to the mother are over, fathers must make a concerted effort to ensure that their rights and wishes are recognized in any parenting plan. By working with an experienced lawyer, a parent can pursue his or her desired outcome while negotiating a parenting plan with the other party.
By drafting a parenting plan through means such as discussion, negotiation and mediation, Ohio parents may be able to avoid a custody battle. Litigation can be costly and stressful and may cause undue harm for the children. Despite the intense emotions that come with divorce, we work with clients to put aside temporary feelings and seek an outcome that is beneficial and sustainable long into the future.
A shared parenting plan is not for everyone, but it could be the right choice for you. We can help you make beneficial decisions by evaluating your case and identifying the best options for you. You do not have to walk this path alone. Find out more about child custody and parenting plans by scheduling a case evaluation with a member of our experienced family law team.