School schedules can create many headaches for parents sharing joint child custody in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Especially as children get older, more extracurricular activities crowd a family’s calendar. Combined with work schedules and parenting time schedules, this can create an untenable situation for parents — especially those who have just gone through a contentious divorce.
Let an experienced Tulsa fathers’ rights attorney help you develop a child custody schedule that is in the best interests of your children while also protecting your parenting rights. Call 918-986-7724 to schedule your consultation. I have helped many Tulsa fathers develop parenting plans that protect their legal rights.
Child Custody and Parenting Schedules
In many cases, parenting schedules become complicated when school starts back up. However, you do not necessarily need to return to the family court and request a modification of your child custody or visitation schedule.
In many cases, parents who share joint child custody can work together to establish a schedule that works for the whole family. By writing out a specific schedule that everyone has agreed to, the parents have a clear guide for sharing visitation.
It is also important to show the court that you have attempted to work with the other parent to develop a visitation schedule. Courts in every state prefer to have parents work out visitation schedules themselves, rather than turning to the courts to arbitrate their disputes.
Oklahoma law provides for visitation between a non-custodial parent and his or her children. Even if the other parent has sole custody of your children, you still have the right to minimum visitation as set forth in a written order by the court.
The law also requires the court to encourage additional visitation and “liberal telephone communications” between the non-custodial parent and the children — unless the custodial parent can show good cause why this is not in the best interests of the children. It is important to understand these rights when you begin working on a visitation schedule with the other parent.
When making any changes to the visitation schedule, be guided by the best interests of the children. A schedule that is more convenient to you does not necessarily benefit the children. It will be difficult to defend your proposed schedule to the court if it is merely for your convenience, and not for the children’s benefit.
Though there are, understandably, bad feelings between two parents who went through a divorce, this cannot be allowed to impact your parenting negotiations. Be flexible in accommodating changes, so that your former spouse will also have an incentive to be flexible with you.
Free Child Custody Consultation
As you can see, family schedules can be complicated, and this can endanger a father’s right to child custody and visitation.
By working with an experienced Tulsa father’s rights attorney, you can develop a detailed parenting plan that protects your legal rights and considers the changing needs of your children.
Call 918-986-7724 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.