What is a parenting plan or parenting agreement after a divorce in Dallas, Texas?
A parenting plan is a great option for any couple with children who are considering divorce in Dallas, Texas. It essentially is an agreement that the 2 parents make regarding how they will share custody of their children after the marriage has ended. The plan can be as comprehensive or as detailed as the parents like as long as it provides enough information to establish a custody schedule or agreement that can be legally enforced.
A parenting plan allows a couple going through a divorce to make their own decisions on how they will share child custody. For instance, parents decide together where a child will live, when the child will see each parent, and how decisions are to be made regarding important issues involved in raising the child or children.
Parents can create a plan during a divorce in Dallas on their own, or with the help of a Texas divorce lawyer. Consulting with a lawyer is recommended so that each parent knows the Texas laws related to custody and child support and understands his or her legal rights. When parents are not able to create a plan on their own, but still want to resolve the custody issue outside of court, they may consider getting help from a mediator for creating the plan.
Once the parents have a good idea of what kind of custody agreement they want, a Texas divorce lawyer can write up the plan. The court can then legally bind it as part of a divorce or custody proceeding.
For help creating a parenting plan that works for your family, contact the experienced Texas divorce attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio, L.L.P. today at 877-327-6967.