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What Is a Parenting Plan and Why Do I Need One?

Posted by Chris Peterson | May 06, 2013 | 0 Comments

What Is a Parenting Plan and Why Do I Need One?

BusHomeUnder Texas law, parents of minor children who get divorced in Texas must propose a plan which sets out the rights and duties of parents, custody, child support and a plan to resolve future disputes, if any. If the parties can't agree on all the terms of a parenting plan, the judge will consider the evidence and enter a parenting plan for the parties to follow.

If parties are able to communicate effectively, the process of developing a mutual parenting plan can help both parents have a better understanding of which factors are more or less important to the other parent. Having a good lawyer on your side during the process is important. Your lawyer can give you insight into the judge's tendencies on a particular subject and help you make rational decisions when emotions run high.

We strive in every case to help clients make parenting plans that work for their families, because we believe is always better for parents to craft an agreement to fit their family, rather than being forced to comply with a parenting plan constructed by a judge who does not know the children or the family dynamics.

Nonetheless, we understand that it takes two people behaving reasonably to reach a mutual agreement. When it is impossible to develop a mutual parenting plan with the other parent, we aggressively pursue court approval of a plan which meets your needs and promotes the best interests of your children.

For assistance with a divorce, child custody, or child support matter, call the Peterson Law Group at 936-337-4681 or 979-703-7014.  Our experienced Conroe, Texas divorce attorneys will stand up for your rights and protect your interests. Call today or contact us online to arrange an appointment.

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Chris Peterson

Founding Attorney Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1...

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