Establishing Parenting Schedules

Whether a custody decision results in sole custody or in a shared parenting, an age appropriate parenting time schedule needs to be established. Several factors are typically involved, such as the developmental needs of the children, their activities, the parents’ work schedules, and practical issues like transportation.

Children grow through various stages of development.  In every stage, their physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development needs to be considered and understood.  What may be appropriate for an infant or toddler might not be appropriate for an adolescent or teenager.

Most courts in Ohio have Local Rules prescribing a “standard” parenting time schedule.  While “standard” schedules are sometimes appropriate, a “one size fits all” approach is often not the best approach. Parents need attorneys who can effectively open the court’s eyes to the family’s specific situation and the child’s best interest.

The attorneys at Edward F. Whipps & Associates have over 30 years of experience in such matters, as well as access to a wide range of professionals with whom they work to assist in the framing of parenting schedules.  With their strong commitment to the principle that children matter most, you can trust that finding the best plan for your family will always remain their highest priority.

To arrange a mutually convenient time for your initial consultation, you may contact the Columbus office at (614) 461-6006 or the Dublin office at (614) 461-6007.