The Answer’s No
Video Transcribed: My name is Attorney Jason Lile, an Oklahoma Dads Rights lawyer, and I wanted to talk to you about split time. If you are going into divorce litigation or paternity litigation, you want as much time with your kids as possible, oftentimes.
And in order to do that, you’re starting out with split time. But you might ask yourself, what does that look like? Is there a rule or a system that says you must split up time a certain way? And the answer’s no.
Really what we have are two of the most commonly used schemes to split time between parents, but those are not hard and fast rules. The first one is a week on, a week off. Now, when you are newly separated and newly divorced, it can be a very emotional thing to contemplate being without your children for a week at a time.
So many parents aren’t able to do this, they’re just not, but that is one thing that’s out there that you should consider. The second time is some kind of you have these days during the week, I have those days during the week, and then we switch every other weekend.
Okay. So for example, maybe you have Monday and Tuesday nights with your children and your ex has Wednesday and Thursday nights, and then you switch weekends. This can be referred to as a 223 or something to that effect. So the third thing that you should know is that if you have good communication with your ex, you can have these things down on paper.
But as situations arise where that just won’t work on a particular day, the goal, the hope is that you have good enough communication with your ex that you guys can arrange these things ad hoc as they come up and just make arrangements for one day or one night or be able to say, hey, can you take my Thursday and I’ll give you know, the next Thursday back or something that, makeup time.
Okay. So in perspectively speaking, a good lawyer should be able to help you look at your life situation, your work situation, and your schedule, and decide what type of split time if that’s what you want or what other type of visitation schedule would work best for you.
Because if you go into court trying to advocate for a schedule that won’t work with your lifestyle or schedule, you are setting yourself up to fail. So if you have any questions about this or ever need a Child Custody Attorney for Fathers in Tulsa, Okla, or a Child Support Attorney For Fathers in Tulsa, Okla, please contact dads.law.