How do You Decide Custody & Parenting Plans in DC?
When you decide to separate, and there are children involved, it is best to have an agreement for a temporary schedule for custody and parenting plans in DC. It is best to have a plan in place before each parent has a separate residence so you each know when you will see your children and when you are solely responsible for their care. This is in everyone’s best interest, especially for your children to know where they will be each day. This is important even for very young children.
Tailoring Your DC Parenting Plan & Child Custody Arrangements for Your Family
There are many types of schedules that work depending upon each parent’s work schedule and the schedule for your children for school, activities, and child-care schedules. Your schedule may also impact how you choose to share expenses for your children and whether there will be a child support payment from one parent to the other.
Child support in DC is calculated according to the DC Child Support Guidelines. The standard guideline calculator is available on the DC Child Support Services Division website. However, other guidelines apply for certain income brackets. The DC divorce lawyer you speak with will be able to explain more about how child support works and how you can work with your spouse/partner to take care of your children financially.
It is best to speak with an experienced DC divorce lawyer who can describe various schedules that might work, given your individual circumstances.