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Co-Parenting Through Divorce

Divorce or separation is a challenging time for any family, especially when children are involved. At Q.E.D. Law, we recognize the importance of addressing parenting issues with sensitivity while focusing on the well-being of your children. We’ll provide you with expert advice to help you make informed decisions that prioritize your children’s best interests.

Parenting orders distinguish between decision-making responsibility and parenting time. A parent who has decision-making responsibility has the legal authority to make decisions about a child’s well-being, including health, education, extracurricular activities, language, culture, religion, and more. Parenting time refers specifically to the period during which a parent is physically responsible for a child and has the legal authority to make day-to-day decisions. Parents may have both of these or may only have parenting time without decision-making responsibility.

Making Informed Decisions

Childcare arrangements can be complicated, so it’s important to be informed before beginning the process and to seek legal advice to ensure that you understand your legal rights. It may be helpful to work through this Parenting Plan Checklist .

Sometimes, parents will agree on how to parent through divorce, but otherwise the court will make decisions that are consistent with the best interests of the child. It’s also possible to change parenting orders through mutual agreement submitted for the court’s approval or by application to the court. This application should reflect changes in your circumstances since the original parenting order and be in the best interests of the child

A decision on how your children will be cared for must be reached before your divorce can be finalized.


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