If you are a parent going through divorce or separation, you may be wondering about parental arrangements like scheduling and visitation and who will run errands such as taking your child to school and extracurricular activities. These simple matters can be complicated and stressful if you and your ex-spouse cannot reach an agreement.
A family lawyer helps draft a parenting schedule convenient for you, your ex-spouse and your child. They will also ensure that the plan complies with British Columbia law.
Parenting Time in British Columbia
This term refers to the time that children spend with each parent. With the help of a family lawyer, you and your ex-spouse can agree on a schedule that is agreeable to both of you. More importantly, a concrete schedule gives your child peace of mind, as they know for certain when they get to spend time with each parent.
Some parents can agree on a schedule without the help of legal counsel, and a verbal agreement will suffice. However, parents who can’t decide amicably may need a written agreement. A family lawyer will help you reach an arrangement either out of court or through a court application.