Determining Child Visitation For Parents And Family Members
If you and your former partner have divorced or are in the process of separating, you may need to discuss the possibility of visitation. Kelli McDaniel Day, Attorney at Law, can help you and your family find the visitation arrangement that’s best for you. We understand that visitation schedules can be a complicated issue, and we want to do what’s best for your child. We will work closely with you to come up with the best solution possible in your situation.
Visitation Schedules And Parenting Plans
If you are granted joint custody, the court will require both you and the other parent to submit a “parenting plan”, a written document noting the details regarding the custody and care of the child. A parenting plan may include decisions regarding the child’s:
- Visitation schedule
- Financial support
- Other physical or emotional health and welfare provisions
You and the other parent may collaborate and submit one, agreed-upon parenting plan and most likely, the court will accept your plan and make it the custody order. As with all family law cases, the judge will always consider your child’s best interest first. Kelli McDaniel Day cars about how your separation or divorce circumstances will impact your children, and can be your greatest ally in court.
When You Need To Establish Paternity
Alabama generally believes that children should have a relationship with both parents, whenever possible. However, if a child was born when the parents weren’t married, paternity may need to be established. Paternity can be legally verified in several ways, including:
- Both the child’s parents can sign a form voluntarily establishing the child’s legal father.
- When the child is born, the father’s name can be added to the birth certificate.
- The father can consent to a DNA test.
Even if the alleged father submits to a DNA test to prove the paternity of his child, a court in Alabama may still need to officially establish that child’s legal paternity.
Let Us Answer Your Child Custody And Visitation Questions Today
When you work with Kelli M. Day, Attorney at Law, you can be confident that you’re working with a compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced legal advisor who puts your best interests first. We can help you move forward and step confidently into the next chapter of your life. Call our firm in Montgomery, Alabama, today at 334-269-5585 or send us a message online to schedule your first appointment.