Whenever children are involved in a divorce, the parents must come up with a parenting plan, which deals with child custody, child support, visitation rights, and other issues. The parents must decide who will have physical custody and legal custody of the child. The parent who has physical custody lives with the child and is the main caregiver for the child's everyday needs. The parent who has legal custody of the child has authority over significant decisions for the child, such as medical needs, education, and religion.
If one parent is unfit to have any custody over the child, the other parent will most likely be granted sole custody. Parents may also opt for joint physical custody, which allows the child to live equally with both parents. Another option is joint legal custody, which allows both parents to have equal say in significant decisions of the child's life. The parent who does not have physical custody of the child is commonly granted visitation rights, which allow the parent to see the child in a certain location for a given amount of time.
It is possible to modify parenting plans. However, proof for the necessity of the modification must be presented. Generally, the court is reluctant to modify parenting plans because the change can disrupt the child's life in a negative way. If the change is in the best interests of the child, the court may be more willing to accommodate the modifications. Because modifications can be so time-consuming, it is best to develop a satisfactory plan at the outset with the help of a Roseville divorce attorney from our firm. Herrig & Vogt, LLP is a divorce law firm that is located in Roseville, California. We have nearly years of combined experience and are Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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