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Parenting time refers to what you may think of as physical custody and visitation. Upon divorce, your children will no longer live with both of you together but will need to divide their time between you and their other parent, and this is referred to as parenting time.

It must be noted that agreeing on terms related to parenting time can be one of the most difficult components of any divorce involving children. If you are facing a parenting time concern, reach out to an experienced Ohio parenting time attorney today.

Parenting Time Concerns

Parenting time concerns are not only a function of divorce but can also arise in any of the following situations: 
  • You and your child’s other parent are not married, and you both seek parenting time with the child upon his or her birth.
  • You have parenting time terms that are no longer relevant due to your children’s evolving schedules.
  • The primary custodial parent of your children is preparing to move, and you need to find a new parenting time schedule that works for both of you within this context.

There are a variety of reasons why parents might need to address parenting time with the court.

Your Parenting Time Terms

If you and your children’s other parent are splitting up, your parenting time terms can look however you want them to look – as long as you are both willing to sign off on them. As such, you can get as creative with your scheduling as you need to. After all, you are a unique family with unique scheduling needs – and no one knows better than the two of you what these needs are. The fact is, however, that divorce is a complicated legal matter and a complicated emotional transition that can make negotiating between yourselves difficult (at best).

Moving Negotiations Forward

When it comes to moving the negotiation process forward regarding your parenting time schedules, you are not alone. In fact, all of the following options are available to you:

  • Hammering out terms between yourselves but with the guidance of your respective parenting time attorneys
  • Allowing your respective parenting time attorneys to negotiate terms with one another (on behalf of your respective best interests)
  • Moving forward to an alternative dispute resolution format, such as mediation.

However you manage to get there, keeping the negotiations between yourselves is generally preferable. After all, abdicating your decision-making power when it comes to determining the schedule by which you will spend time with your children can be nerve-wracking. It must be said, however, that if your divorcing spouse refuses to negotiate with at least a modicum of good faith, turning to the court’s intervention may be your best option.

Consult with an Experienced Ohio Parenting Time Attorney

Parenting time negotiations can be among the most emotionally fraught components of divorce. If you’re facing concerns related to parenting time, the Ohio parenting time attorneys at The VanNoy Firm dedicate their practice to helping clients like you obtain terms that support their parental rights and work for them. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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