How To Get Your Rightful Parenting Time Or Visitation In A Custody Case

Disruptions to interactions between a parent and a child can be the hardest part about a separation or divorce. The legal process of getting custody, parenting time or visitation rights defined in a court order is an important part of the process. A skilled lawyer can help.

It is public policy of Missouri that it is in the best interest of children to have frequent, continuing, and meaningful contact with both parents after separation or divorce and that both parents participate in decisions affecting the health, education, and welfare of their children.

Hutchings & Schwappach is ready to advocate for you in your divorce or stand-alone child custody matter. We can help you pursue more time with your child and limit time with the co-parent or require supervision when the child's safety may be at risk when in the custody of that other parent.

Considering All Of The Factors

Are any of these issues of vital interest in your child visitation arrangements?

  • The distance between the parents' homes may mean that longer visitation times and fewer trips between parents' homes make the most sense.
  • Certain family holidays and traditions that are especially important.
  • Time with grandparents and other extended family that requires careful planning.
  • A child's extracurricular activities or a teenager's part-time job may have a particular schedule at certain times.
  • Special needs may require consideration of tutoring or therapy schedules.
  • One or both parents may travel for work sometimes.
  • If there is a history of domestic violence, supervised visitation may be necessary.

All such details can be accounted for in a thoughtful parenting plan. Our family law attorneys help parents devise workable child custody and visitation arrangements. Children's best interests and parental rights go hand-in-hand.

Discuss Your Custody, Visitation And Parental Rights Issues With Our Lawyers

Reach Hutchings & Schwappach by email or by phone at 816-479-4790. From law offices in Liberty, Missouri, we provide skilled and effective representation to clients throughout the Kansas City area during custody disputes.