Parenting time issues that arise during the divorce process or even post-judgment (after the divorce) can be some of the most highly contentious issues parents will face. Why? Every parent wants to spend as much time as possible with their children and the reality of going from one household to two household means that there are just not enough hours in the week to go around. We all have busy schedules whether we are stay-at-home or working parents. Adding a parenting time schedule to the mix just makes things all the more difficult. In fact, sometimes parties are fighting a custody battle when what they are really disagreeing about is parenting time. Knowing the difference and how to solve the issues can save you thousands of dollars in your divorce. At the Law Offices of Sylvia S. Costantino, Esq. we listen to what you have to say.
In New Jersey, all litigants going through a divorce must attend a mandatory parenting education class at the courthouse as well as parenting time mediation where a mediator will try to craft a parenting time schedule including one for holidays and special days that works for both parties and, of course, takes into consideration the children's activities, age, etc. Obviously no one knows your family like you do and that is why settling your parenting time issues between you and your spouse, without the Judge micro-managing your lives is a far better option.
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Let’s face it, not seeing your children every day can be downright heart wrenching. At the Law Offices of Sylvia S. Costantino, Esq., LLC we do everything we can to help you get the best possible parenting time schedule. If issues exist warranting the other party to have supervised visitation or even limitations placed on him or her, then you need a Family Law Attorney who is going to listen to you and then actively pursue a solution to the problem.
Remember, parenting time, like custody, is subject to change based on the party’s circumstances but keep in mind that it is usually difficult to get substantial additional parenting time once the parties agree on a schedule in their Property Settlement Agreement. It is the Court’s goal to make sure the best interests of the children are served which is not always directly in line with your idea of the perfect parenting time schedule. That means the Court will be looking to instill stability in the children’s lives and not bounce young children around like ping pong balls, especially during the school week. Getting the visitation schedule right the first time is crucial, so call us today so that you can learn everything you need to know about protecting your rights when negotiating for parenting time.