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Co-Parenting Law in St. Charles

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When two parents decide to get a divorce, they’ll likely each share in the responsibilities of raising their children through an arrangement known as co-parenting. Generally, the courts do everything in their power to preserve equal responsibility between both parents as long as both will provide the child with a nurturing and positive environment that will foster their upbringing. Co-parenting is an agreement that takes a considerable amount of willingness to work together in order to maintain consistency, and that means lots of negotiation and patience with each other.

Creating a co-parenting plan can sometimes require assistance, and making sure your rights to both be involved in your child’s life as well as get equal treatment from the other parent is important. The St. Charles family lawyers from Smith Law Offices, LLC have the knowledge and experience you need on your side to create an ideal co-parenting plan that places your child’s needs first and also preserves your rights and best wishes.

Our team has more than 50 years of combined legal practice experience, and has assisted numerous couples with finding the ideal solution they’re seeking for creating a co-parenting agreement.

Contact Smith Law Offices, LLC today at (636) 400-1177 and speak with a member of our team!

Co-Parenting Agreement Provisions

No two families have an identical situation or set of circumstances, and therefore, no two parenting provisions should be exactly alike. The key to a strong, long-lasting co-parenting agreement is to make sure your terms are specific and detailed, leaving as little gray area as possible.

Some things you should take into consideration when creating a co-parenting agreement include:

  • Child custody (joint or sole?)

  • Visitation time

  • Communication guidelines

  • Decisions regarding education and environment

  • Discipline and reward standards

Some couples need an agreement that details things down to the letter for virtually any situation that arises, while others just need a more general set of guidelines to follow. Working with a skilled attorney can help you determine just what kind of an agreement you need and help you work out the terms to reach it.

Talk to a professional from Smith Law Offices, LLC in a consultation now and get the help you’re looking for!

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