Creating A Parenting Plan That Suits Your Family

Regardless of your family's child custody arrangement, you and your spouse will have to craft a parenting plan. It is important to create a parenting plan that fits your family's individual needs. And working with an experienced attorney can help make the process a little easier.

At Kniess Law, LLC, we understand how emotionally charged any matters involving your children can be. With our calm and focused approach, we help you look past the emotions and think of the big picture. This helps us create sustainable solutions that protect your parental rights, as well as your family's future.

You can depend on us throughout the entire divorce process. Our founding attorney, Michelle M. Kniess, has been through the challenges of divorce and custody as well. She has been practicing family law in Minnesota and Wisconsin for over a decade, guiding all families, including same-sex families around the Twin Cities area, with the unique perspective of her personal and professional understandings.

What Makes A Good Parenting Plan?

It is essential to make a parenting plan in your custody and divorce agreements. It can help reduce conflict for parents sharing joint custody when you ensure the plan is tailored to your family.

You can create a sustainable parenting plan with elements including, but not limited to:

  • A detailed parenting schedule based off of your custody arrangement
  • An outline of each parent's individual child care responsibilities
  • A strategy for how you will make decisions regarding your child
  • A plan for how you will cover your child's living costs
  • A plan for what to do in emergencies
  • A strategy for how to deal with family conflict
  • Rules for communicating with your ex-spouse

It is important to always consider what is in your child's best interests while making the parenting plan, and while putting it into action as well. Children are resilient but maintaining consistency and stability for them after your divorce can help ease the stress on your family.

How To Approach Your Plan

If you and your spouse are unable to agree on child custody, a Minnesota family court will determine it for you based on the child's best interests. However, you know your family best. You know what will work for your family better than the court. That is why we at Kniess Law, LLC, help you establish a parenting plan through divorce mediation or negotiations. We know how to reduce conflict and protect your short- and long-term interests with our focused approach.

After your divorce, your family will continue to adapt and change to your new reality. You can always petition to modify your custody arrangement or parenting plan, just as you can adjust your child support or spousal support payments.

Protect Your Parental Rights · Contact Kniess Law, LLC

You can trust the personal and professional experience of our founding lawyer to help you establish a parenting plan that works for your family. Contact our firm online or call 651-393-9072 to arrange a free consultation today at our office in Woodbury.