There is Not a Standard Parenting Plan in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

If you are working through the issues of a divorce and you have children a “parenting plan” will be one of the most significant conversations with your former spouse. It is important to understand that there is not a standardized parenting plan in Carlsbad and North County. Parenting plans are unique and should be based upon what is best for the children, not the convenience or personal interests of a parent.
You undoubtedly know of parenting plans that other family members and friends may be following. These may or may not work for your situation. North County parenting plans will greatly vary based upon the ages of the children, their school schedule, extra-curricular activities, the parent’s work schedules and the geographic distance between the homes of each parent.
While cases of abuse, domestic violence, drug or alcohol dependence or neglect will impact parenting time, most plans should strive for consistent quality time with each parent while maintaining as much of the children’s normal “routine” as possible. Your parenting plan should be quite detailed reflecting daily care, school, the extra-curricular activities the children will participate in, religious practices, holidays and vacations.
The experienced Carlsbad divorce and family law attorneys at Burke and Domercq have decades of experience in North County courts. We provide sound counsel and insight to help you in this often challenging task. A well-crafted parenting plan should provide each child frequent and consistent time with each parent while providing the children with a safe, supportive home environment which maintains existing routines and lifestyle as much as possible.
Child custody and visitation and the development of a parenting plan is often one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce. We work with our clients to protect their goals and interests while working to help develop a custody and parenting plan that reflects the best interests of the children.
We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients, and contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.