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Creating Detailed And Defined Custody Arrangements That Work For You

Last updated on June 3, 2024

Your children are your world, your highest priority. Whether you and your co-parent are getting a divorce or never married, detailing and defining legal and physical custody terms and parenting time schedules that recognize and emphasize your children’s best interests is critical.

At Smith Legal LLC, I will sit down with you to learn all details about you and your children’s needs. During this stressful time, you can lean on me to walk you through every detail and advocate for and protect you and your children through every step of the process with reassurance, reasonableness, confidence and calm.

What Should I Include In My Arrangement?

Every family’s personal and legal circumstances are different. The terms that custody and parenting time arrangement often include are as follows:

  • Legal custody terms
  • Physical custody terms
  • Parenting time schedules
  • Pickup and drop-off locations and times
  • School, activity, event and appointment attendance
  • Holiday arrangements
  • Vacation and summer break plans
  • Medical and mental health care requirements
  • Potential parental relocation
  • Work and activity schedules
  • Co-parenting communication applications, such as Our Family Wizard
  • Mental health or substance abuse evaluations
  • Alcohol assessments or monitoring, such as: SoberLink or other BAC testing
  • Drug testing, hair follicle testing requirements
  • Communication and personal boundary standards, i.e. anti-alienation provisions and child safe zones
  • And much more!

The more details your agreement includes, the better prepared you and your co-parent will be for most contingencies involving your beloved children.

Why You Should Take Your Time And Work With Smith Legal LLC

It is never a good idea to rush into a decision or to concede too much of your custody rights or parenting time for the sake of compromise. Instead, work with me to come up with a solid and healthy plan of action. When you work with an attorney like me that understands how to create a tailored, long-lasting  and proper custody and parenting time arrangement, you can prevent disputes from arising, avoid the need for future modifications and spare your children from additional stress. I can assist you through both mediation and litigation.

Take The First Step – Reach Out To Me

I am ready to counsel and guide you through achieving the very best results for you and your children regarding custody and parenting time. Contact me at Smith Legal LLC to talk more about your particular situation. To schedule your initial consultation, call 317-953-2572 or send me an email.