You may already know how your divorce can be very difficult for your children and that it can affect them quite severely. This is why having a good parenting plan in place is of the utmost importance for both you and your kids. But what happens when there is a violation of your parenting plan? Or what things constitute as a violation of a parenting plan? To ease your worries and help you make the transition to using a parenting plan the divorce attorneys of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. are here to answer your questions.
When you consult your divorce attorney with regards to drawing up your parenting plan, it is important that both you and your ex-spouse are on the same page. You want it to be as fair as possible while still maintaining the relationship with your kids that you want. Compromises will have to be made from both parties to ensure that a reasonable parenting plan is put into place. This is important because it will mean that a violation of the parenting plan will be less likely.
More importantly, you should know when your parenting plan is being violated and what to do in the case of a violation. Your divorce attorney would have a parenting plan which is unique to your situation; however there are a few common violations which can apply to almost any parenting plan. These include but are not limited to: avoiding payment of child support, travelling with the children without notice, moving away with your children without notice, not letting the other parent provide or help decide on childcare when you are unable to do so, withholding visitation or not following the time sharing schedule. While these are all possible areas of violation, you must remember that each parenting plan is unique to your family. So you should always consult your divorce attorney when it comes to the specifics of your parenting plan.
Now that we have established some possible violations which may arise, what do you do when a violation of your parenting plan occurs? The first thing you should do is to contact your divorce attorney. They will be able to guide you with dealing with the situation. They will know whether the violation is serious enough to pursue in court or if it should just be recorded in case of another incident. It is not always a good idea to take every violation to court as this may become a costly affair and cause resentment between parties. However, it is good to have a record of all violations, major or minor, to build up a solid background for when or if you need to take another violation of parenting plan to court.
At the end of the day, your divorce attorney will be your best asset when it comes to dealing with any issues with the parenting plan that may transpire. They can save you a lot of time, money and heartache while keeping your and your child’s best interests as a priority.