Arranging A Parenting Schedule For Time With Your Child
The time you spend with your child is essential to building a loving, supportive relationship. Having to set a schedule for that time makes every minute with your young one precious. At our Minneapolis child custody firm William Casey Law Office, LLC, we can help you arrange a parenting schedule with help from a professional parenting consultant (PC) or parenting time expeditor (PTE). These neutral third parties can help make the stressful task of determining parenting time (previously called “visitation time”) go smoother with a fair agreement in mind.
Help From A Parenting Time Expeditor Or Parenting Consultant
If the situation with the other parent is contentious, arranging parenting time may be difficult. In these circumstances, a neutral PTE or PC can strive to ensure decisions and calendars serve both parents. They will first discuss schedules with both parents and then, if needed, may call upon outside professionals such as therapists and teachers to help parties come to an agreement. Both PTE's and PC's authority is determined by court order.
A PTE focuses on helping resolve parenting time disputes only, while a PC can address a wider range of matters such as:
- Parenting time
- Extracurricular school activities
- Holiday schedules
- Vacation calendars
- Health care, education and religion
- Communication between parents
- Modifications when needs change
The decisions made by these third parties is legally binding, but it is good to discuss all aspects of parenting time with both parents first to seek an agreement. If you are in a contentious situation with the other parent, it is important to consult with a child custody lawyer who can advocate for you and look out for your best interests and those of your child.
Resolving A Schedule With An Experienced Attorney At Your Side
Minnesota promotes parenting time where both parents have a solid, positive relationship with their child. We understand that developing a schedule that both parties agree to can be difficult. Let us help. Contact our family law attorney today at 612-351-1566 or request a consultation with this convenient email. We are ready to help and will respond to every communication.