Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN
Parenting time (formerly referred to as “visitation“) references the schedule each parent will enjoy with their child(ren) following divorce or adjudication of paternity. Our Hermitage and Mt. Juliet Tennessee family and divorce attorneys have assisted hundreds of couples in crafting a plan that is unique to their needs. Parenting time plans often involve a routine access schedule, summer schedule, holiday schedule, division of non-school days, and vacation access.
Parenting Time in Light of Custody
Usually, but not always, if the parties share joint physical custody of a child, the amount time they care for that child is approximately equal. Similarly, if one party is awarded primary physical custody, the non-custodial parent usually enjoys significant, but less than equal, time with a child.
Parenting Time and Child Support
Parenting time has become much more important in light of the updated Tennessee child support guidelines, which take into account the percentage of time each parent spends with a child. The custody label no longer makes a difference in the amount of child support that changes hands. For that reason, we often spend more time talking about the schedule itself, as opposed to the name given to the custodial arrangement.
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Have additional questions? Contact Yancy Belcher a divorce and family law attorney located in Mt. Juliet and serving clients in Mt. Juliet and Hermitage, Tennessee. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. Call (615) 773-2889, or complete our free case evaluation form.