Parenting plans can be quite creative here in Carlsbad and it is important to resolve disputes and ultimately reach agreement in these core issues. Child custody and parenting time (often referred to as visitation) are part of the parenting plan when a North County San Diego divorce involves a child or children. Our Courts believe it is in a child’s best interest to spend equal quality time with each parent, and most conversations start at a 50% – 50% split between the parents.
A parenting time plan should reflect the natural rhythms of the children’s lives prior to the divorce. There are many “proven” patterns for sharing time with the children, but it is becoming more common for parenting plans to follow less structured schedules in order to make the experience easier for both the child(ren) and the parents. The experienced child custody and parenting time attorneys at Burke & Domercq can help you to develop a parenting plan which best suits your unique circumstances.
Many Californians mistakenly believe infidelity will affect child custody and parenting time. Generally speaking, the court is not interested in private matters that have led to the decision to divorce. Your parenting plan should work to establish fairly equal time for both parents, unless there are specific and provable issues such as:
- Alcoholism or drug abuse
- Domestic violence
- Criminal activity
Is your former spouse making threats, or false accusations regarding your behavior or child custody? You should never take these lightly – especially if they have taken the action to seek a temporary restraining order. This is serious business. If you have been served with a temporary restraining order during a divorce, we highly recommend the following:
- Follow the instructions of the Judge to the letter (no contact means literally NO contact in ANY form – email, text, phone, in-person, through another person, mail, etc.; Even if they contact you first)
- Attend the hearing and be prepared to offer a defense
Parenting plans can be quite creative here in Carlsbad and should establish a firm foundation for success after the divorce. Contact the experienced child custody and divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment. We protect those who are suffering domestic violence. We stand up with equal vehemence to protect those who are falsely accused in order for another party to gain an advantage during child custody or divorce proceedings.