Parenting Time is often a tough element to negotiate in a divorce. Sometimes, both parents feel they are a better parent and deserve to be with their children more than the other. Even though these feelings may or may not be true, the key thing that each parent must keep in mind is that the children usually expect to see both parents. But if there is a disagreement, the court may decide the fate of the child. The judge will take into account the age and sex of the child, the child’s preference, the continuity of the environment, the ability of each parent to provide for the physical and emotional needs of the child and the physical and mental condition of the parent. As circumstances change, the parenting time agreement may be changed. For a further discussion of Parenting Time, please see the second paragraph of the Practice Area entitled Child Custody.
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