If you and your spouse are moving toward divorce, one of the most critical elements involves working out a parenting time schedule that you are comfortable signing off on. While you both should want what’s best for your children, coming to terms with the fact that your children’s time will be split between the two of you can be exceptionally difficult. If you need to pin down a parenting time schedule, an experienced Chicago parenting time attorney can help.
In Illinois, child custody is now referred to as parental responsibilities, and it is broken down into legal decision-making authority and parenting time. Parenting time refers to whom the children live with, and it can be either sole or joint. Sole parenting time refers to when the children live the majority of the time with one parent and have a visitation schedule with the other parent. Joint parenting time means that the children reside with each parent on a fairly equal basis (but not necessarily exactly equal).
Regardless of the type of custody arrangement, however, divorced parents must implement a parenting time schedule that is appropriate for the situation. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic (and subsequent shutdowns) has served to highlight exactly how complicated this process can be. Consider all of the following issues that must be addressed in your parenting time logistics:
Implementing a parenting time plan that works for you and your children is essential, and the experienced and compassionate Chicago parenting time lawyers at The Law Offices of George M. Sanders are committed to helping you get yours right from the outset. Allow us to help by contacting us for more information today.