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Focusing On What Matters – Spending Time With Your Children

When it comes to child custody, the time you spend with your children is sometimes more important than labels related to custody. At Dwire Law Offices in Lakeville, Minnesota, we will help you achieve a parenting time schedule that makes sense for you and your child.

With decades of experience assisting clients in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee, you can trust us to help you develop a sound parenting time schedule that suits everyone’s needs.

Understanding Parenting Time Schedules

Your parenting time schedule is the calendar that defines when your child will be with you and when your child will be with the other parent. Your parenting time schedule will say where your child will be on holidays, extended vacations, spring breaks and school breaks.

The parenting time arrangement that makes sense for you will depend on a variety of factors, including the parties’ respective parental roles, work schedules, the child’s age, social activities and extracurricular activities.

With any decision regarding, child custody arrangements and parenting time the court will analyze and make decisions keeping in mind what is in the best interest of the children.

Negotiated Right Of First Refusal

The parents may negotiate parenting-time solutions wherein the noncustodial parent has the right to care for the child before the custodial parent can delegate that duty to babysitters, grandparents or other third parties. A skilled family law attorney can help you negotiate such a provision.

When Parenting Time Modifications Are Necessary

The need to relocate, a child’s performance at school, and conflicts in the home are examples of times when child custody and parenting time may need to be revisited. In order to avoid potentially serious legal problems, it’s important for your lawyer to formally modify any change in a parenting time schedule.

As time goes on, kids get older, parents move and circumstances change. These changes may require modifications to meet the best interests of the children.

Free Lawyer Consultation

As your children grow up, you do not want to miss a second of their life. Establishing a sound parenting time plan can help protect your important relationships and maintain harmony between you and your co-parent. To learn more about how we can help you navigate the parenting plan and child custody process, call us at 866-442-9693 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with us. We offer free consultations from our Lakeville law office and can assist clients in the Scott, Dakota and Rice County areas.