Visitation issues are some of the most important factors that will be decided during a divorce because they will ultimately determine a permanent parenting schedule. Visitation issues are also an important issue for unmarried parents or those dealing with a paternity dispute. For the interest of resolving these matters in a timely fashion and in a way that is beneficial for the parents and children, it is best to seek assistance from an attorney who is experienced in complex family law issues.
Visitation issues involve more than simply determining how parenting time will be divided. Drop-off procedures, holidays, frequency of visits and vacations should be factored into parenting plans. Missouri parents have the right to seek a preferred visitation situation. Parenting plans are based on the needs of the children and should allow both parents to have an active role in the children's lives.