Parenting Plan Mediation in Omaha
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With over 80 years of experience representing clients in Omaha in family
cases, our firm is equipped with the skill and breadth of knowledge to
appropriately prepare you and guide you through mediation process as you
draft a parenting plan.
For more information about our mediation services, call
(402) 928-2007 or contact us
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a process in which a trained mediator assists the disputing
parties to communicate and make informed choices to find a mutually acceptable
resolution to their dispute. Parties often report that the mediation process
at least helped them better understand the issues involved, whether a
final agreement was reached or not. Our attorneys can help provide consult
and support in the mediation process as you and your partner negotiate
a parenting plan in your child’s best interests.
Creating the Parenting Plan
Nebraska law requires that parents submit a parenting plan to the court.
A plan can be drafted in mediation and finalized by the court, or the
entire plan can be ordered by the court if the parents cannot reach an
agreement in mediation.
Parenting plans should address a number of topics, including:
legal custody and physical custody of each child;
- apportionment of parenting time or other access to each child for birthdays,
holidays, school and family vacations, and other special occasions, specifying
dates and times;
- where the child will be during the week, weekend, and given days during the year;
- a transition plan, including the time and places for transfer of the child
between parents’ residences;
- procedures for making decisions regarding the day-to-day care and control
of the child;
- provisions for a process regarding future modifications to the parenting plan;
- arrangements to maximize the safety of the parents and the child; and
- provisions to ensure regular and continuous school attendance and progress
for school-age children.
The court will want to know that a parenting plan provides for a child’s
safety, emotional growth, health, stability, physical care, and regular
and continuous school attendance.
Some of the factors a court will examine when considering the child’s
best interests include:
- the child’s relationship with each parent prior to the commencement
of the custody action;
- the child’s desires and wishes, regardless of the child’s age,
when those wishes are based on sound reasoning;
- the child’s general health, welfare, and social behavior; and
evidence of abuse of the child or any family or household member.
Keep in mind that the ultimate decision about the terms of a parenting
plan lies with the court’s evaluation of what would be in a child’s
Mediation can help you avoid heavy involvement from the court when developing
a parenting plan with your spouse for your children. At
Slowiaczek Albers, we have attorneys with more than 80 years of experience dealing with
family law litigation in the Omaha area. For knowledgeable and high caliber
legal support as you work with your spouse to agree on a parenting plan
post-divorce, consult our firm to learn more about how we can help.
Let Slowiaczek Albers help you get back on track following divorce; call
(402) 928-2007 or submit an
online contact form to discuss your case with us today.