Creating Effective Parenting Plans

In Georgia, a parenting plan is an essential part of any child custody case. Whether you are going through a divorce or you are establishing paternity/legitimation, you must create a parenting plan and have it approved by the court. If you and the other parent can't agree on a plan, the trial judge will have the ultimate say.

At the Valdosta law firm of Gregory A. Voyles P.C. Attorney at Law, our lawyers have decades of combined experience helping parents at Moody Air Force Base and throughout the area create effective, strategic parenting plans that truly meet their needs. Let us help you, too.

What Does a Parenting Plan Cover?

Here are just a few of the issues and decisions that a parenting plan can address:

  • Which house the children primarily live at
  • Which parent has the final say in decisions regarding education, health care or religion
  • How often a parent can call, email or text the children when they are with the other parent
  • Who will pick the children up and drop them off for extracurricular activities
  • Whether the other parent can have new romantic partners stay overnight when the children are in the house
  • Whether a parent can consume alcohol in front of the children
  • Where the children will spend holidays, summer vacation and other school breaks
  • Who will take time off to care for the children if they become ill

Your Family Deserves a Personalized Approach

Many specific issues aren't accounted for on the type of generic parenting plan forms that you can download for free. For this reason, it's wise to work with an attorney who can sit down with you and address the unique factors in your family's situation. You deserve a personalized solution that will help minimize conflict and confusion down the road.

For help with your parenting plan, we encourage you to call Gregory A. Voyles P.C. Attorney at Law, at 229-232-8618 or email us today. The first consultation is free.