If a divorce involves children, it becomes more about the best interests of the children involved rather than just solving issues between two people. Parents must create a
child custody order in their divorce decree that outlines how the children will be raised and what to expect from both parents. It is highly encouraged that clients discuss issues they foresee with their attorney so that they can help them discover amiable solutions. Not only will this hopefully help to reduce conflict in the child's two separate households after the divorce, but it will also allow for a more stable environment for the child.
Important Factors to Consider When Creating a Child Custody Order
At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we encourage our clients to speak with our Dallas family law attorneys about their unique situation prior to creating their child custody order. This allows us to create a plan that is tailor made to fit their unique situation.
These are some of the most important issues we suggest talking with a lawyer about during the initial phone call or office appointment:
- Right of first refusal
- Non disparagement clause
- Morality clause
- Visitation and special circumstances
- Parenting Facilitator or Parenting Coordinator
- International abduction provisions
- Passport provisions
- Travel itineraries disclosures
- Long distance exchanges - airport exchanges
- Surrendering location or exchange locations
- Persons authorized for pick-up or drop offs
- Decision making on major issues
- Special needs of the child
- Telephone and electronic communication access
- Mediation clauses to solve future disputes
- Medical information access and decision making
- Extra-curricular activities, payment and decision making
- Health insurance
- Choice of schools
- Geographic restrictions on residence and visitation
- Child support and payment
- Religious holiday exchanges
- Extended vacation exchanges and rights
- Web based child management program clauses
- Insurance to cover child support if parent dies
Call Our Dallas Family Law Firm Today
Due to the fact that most of these issues require a detailed explanation and discussion, there will be no attempt to explain or handle these types of topics over email or written form. We prefer to meet or speak with our clients directly, where we can discuss these matters and come to a favorable solution together. After we meet, our team can create your final documents to help protect both your rights and the rights of your child or children.
Call our Dallas family lawyers today at 888-867-5191 to get started today.