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Custody and Parenting Rights for Divorcing Parents

Parenting rights and responsibilities, including custody, visitation, and child support, are part of a dissolution or divorce when your child is under age 18. When negotiating a parenting agreement, a good attorney drafts differently considering the age of your children.

If you have a preschooler, your agreement should anticipate what will happen when your child starts school. If you have  a preteen, you should anticipate in your agreement what happens if your teen is busy with friends, has a lot going on with school, takes on a summer job, etc. Ideally, you and the other parent include enough detail in your parenting agreement along with building in certain flexibilities so you never need to return to court after your dissolution or divorce to request modifications.