Visitation Lawyer in Framingham

Crafting a Workable Visitation Schedule

A workable visitation schedule is driven as much by practicalities as by legalities. As a family law attorney serving clients in Framingham, Wellesley, Newton and the Metro West area of Massachusetts, I will help you craft a visitation agreement that is flexible and enables you preserve your relationship with your child.

What is a Parenting Plan?

In Massachusetts, a visitation schedule is known as a parenting plan. It is a court-ordered agreement between you and your spouse that spells out when children will be with you and when they will be with your spouse.

A standard visitation agreement may allow the parent without primary residential custody to see his or children on the following days:

The standard visitation schedule sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. If you and your spouse communicate well and live in the same school district, you may be able to craft a parenting plan where you each have the children 50 percent of the time.

Maximizing your parenting time: Even under a standard visitation schedule, there are many things you can do to maximize the amount of time you spend with your children. Examples are volunteering as a coach of your child's sports teams, volunteering to help at school trips and other events at your child's school, sharing e-mail and having Web cam visits.

Free Lawyer Consultation

If you are dealing with visitation issues, I offer a free initial consultation at my law office in Framingham. To schedule an appointment with me, attorney Eileen Agnes, call 508.879.9876 or fill out the contact form on this Web site.