Tampa Custody Attorney

Developing a Parenting Plan

The court may require each parent to submit a parenting plan. This must revolve around the best interests of the child and should be agreed upon by both parents. It is up to the court to decide whether or not it is acceptable. If it is not, the court may create the plan for the parents. A lawyer may help you and your ex spouse to create a mutually agreeable plan that suits everyone involved and decreases the chance of the court getting too involved.

Crafting a Workable Parenting Plan

If you and your spouse can work together side by side, our team can help you to craft your parenting plan alongside your spouse and their attorney. Depending on what kind of process is needed, you may benefit from having a neutral mediator in place during negotiations. Conversely, if you and your spouse plan to co-parent moving forward but the negotiation process won’t be served well by you being in the same room right now, our team can help you to craft your parenting plan primarily through negotiations with your spouse’s attorney. Your parenting plan will govern the practical ins and outs of your child custody arrangement, from when your child will stay with each parent to how holidays will be managed.

Legal Assistance Is Available

If you and your child’s other parent are divorcing, legally separating, or have never been married and are going your separate ways, it is important to connect with an attorney as early in the child custody process as is possible. The experienced legal team at The McKinney Law Group understands how challenging it is – even when parents agree on exactly how their parenting responsibilities should be divided – to navigate the child custody process. As a result, we will do our utmost to make the legal aspects of this transition as stress-free as is possible under the circumstances so that you can focus your energy on your child and on preparing yourself for the next stage in your parenting journey. Please connect with our reputable Tampa, FL child custody attorneys today – we look forward to speaking with you.