When your spouse is granted primary custody of your children during a divorce, he or she can have significant control over how and when you are able to see your children. This is why it is so important to aim for an amicable divorce when children are involved, and work collaboratively through the process of dividing property and time. However, sometimes that is outside the limits of possibility, and you may forego collaboration and instead pursue a custody agreement favorable to your situation as a part of your divorce.
A parenting agreement or a visitation plan is something you can have signed into law by many judges, and it can dictate how things will go down in the event of a medical emergency and making timely decisions to that effect as well as creating a custody arrangement that works for everyone. With an agreement, you adjust your wishes as does your spouse, and a compromise is made, always with what is best for the children at the forefront. Ideally, this is done during the divorce process and not after.
A parenting agreement can help to prevent your previous partner from trying to be vindictive or using the children as pawns to hurt you.
If you are going through a divorce or are in the early stages of considering a divorce, and you have children, particularly if you believe you will not be granted primary custody, a Texas family law attorney could be a terrific asset. They may be able to provide significant aid in laying out an ideal parenting plan and ensuring your children’s needs are not forsaken.