Visitation & Parenting Plans
Kansas Visitation Lawyer
Let the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh in Leawood, Kansas, help you create a flexible visitation schedule for your children and you. Contact me today for a free initial consultation. Call (913) 953-7301.
A Focus on Flexibility
You may soon be divorced from their other parent but that individual is still an important and necessary part of your children’s lives. Whether you have primary residential custody, joint physical custody or non-residential custody, your children have the right of access to both parents. Developing a concise, yet flexible parenting time schedule or visitation plan can ensure that your children maintain this right.
Creating a plan characterized by flexibility accomplishes many things: it accounts for shifts in your children’s school schedules, holidays and extra-curricular activities; it allows for changes to your own schedule as well as that of your former spouse; and it helps avoid blow-ups or needless battles that arise from too rigid a schedule. Remember, that although you will be divorced from your children's other parent, you will be importantly involved with your former spouse, for the sake of your children, until at least their college years. For this reason, it's best to take the long view and work with your former spouse to successfully co-parent your minor children.
In some case — those involving a parent who is violent, has a chemical dependency, is suicidal or who has mental health concerns — a supervised visitation schedule may be the best answer. At the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh, I work to address these areas of concern and create visitation plans that protect your children, while allowing them time with a non-custodial parent.
Taking a Realistic Look
It really comes down to looking at your situation realistically. No matter what your personal feelings are about your former spouse, no matter how much you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off your children periodically, this is the reality of your divorce. Once we have looked at your specific situation without emotion or regret, we can work together to create a visitation schedule that works within these new conditions.
I look forward to speaking with you about flexible parenting plans that help you find resolution so that you can successfully move forward. Contact the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh today and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney. Call (913) 953-7301.