Many fathers do not have traditional working hours, which can make creating a parenting plan difficult in Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, since typical nine-to-five job is not a reality for many parents, Oklahoma custody laws recognize this.
Regardless of your working hours, you have the right to visitation with your children and a fair parenting plan. An experienced Tulsa fathers’ rights attorney may be able to help you protect this right with a favorable visitation schedule that is enforced by a court order.
Call 918-986-7724 to schedule your consultation. I have helped many Tulsa fathers protect their legal right to visitation, and I may be able to help you, too.
How to Make a Creative Parenting Plan
Firefighters, police officers, airline pilots, and many other workers have odd working hours. Despite this, these fathers still have the right to frequent contact with their children. This is true even if a mother has sole custody of the children.
Oklahoma laws require minimum visitation set forth in a written order by the court. The court is also required to encourage additional visitation and “liberal telephone communications” with the non-custodial parent. Fathers who understand these rights are able to confidently seek ample visitation with their children, because contact with both parents is generally in the best interests of a child.
Where many parents get stuck is in the logistics of a parenting plan. Accounting for two work schedules, school, sports, extracurricular activities, doctors’ appointments, and other activities can be a daunting task for any family. When the parents have gone through a divorce, they are often more possessive of their parenting time — which can complicate the process further.
It is important to set aside your own feelings and act in the best interests of your children. Your convenience is not more important than the best interests of the children. It is important to show a court that you are flexible in accommodating your children’s needs.
For fathers with irregular work schedules, a parenting plan can require even more flexibility. Remember that the children’s mother will likely have to be flexible in order to accommodate your work schedule. By showing that same flexibility, you can foster a better co-parenting relationship for years to come.
Be willing to take parenting time whenever it is available, as this gives you more opportunity to develop your relationships with your children. It can also show a judge that you are determined to take whatever visitation you can get with your children.
You may not get an easy visitation schedule, and it may not be exactly what you want. But time with your children — in whatever form it takes — is important. Fight for it.
Call a Fathers’ Rights Attorney in Tulsa Today
Even with an unpredictable work schedule, fathers can enjoy frequent visitation in order to foster better relationships with their children. An experienced Tulsa fathers’ rights attorney can help you negotiate a parenting plan or litigate differences in the family court as necessary.
Call 918-986-7724 or contact us online to schedule your consultation. I have helped many Tulsa fathers protect their legal rights and make arrangements that are best for their families.