Children & Legal Issues

Children are often a part of the conflicts surrounding a divorce or a death. This may involve visitation agreements, recognition of parentage or parental authority over a child. When parents separate, this greatly impacts the children. That is why it is important to reach clear agreements, to avoid placing any additional burdens on the child.

A divorce obligates parents to draft a Parenting Plan in which they make arrangements regarding how to divide the care, raising and other matters involving the children. The children are involved in a manner befitting their age, ensuring that the agreements can count on their support. It may also be necessary to reconsider those agreements after the divorce, or to come to additional arrangements. For example, either parent may move, a parent may take the children abroad without the permission of the other parents, or a parent may refuse to cooperate in obtaining a passport or ID-card for the child. A well-thought-out parenting plan can help prevent many of these issues.