What Is a Parenting Plan Modification?

IL divorce lawyerLife changes all the time. This is particularly true when children are involved. If you go through a divorce and have a parenting plan that you must stick to, you may find the need to change it at some point. In the event you believe an event in your life or the life of your co-parent justifies a modification to your parenting plan, contact an experienced divorce attorney right away.

What Is a Parenting Plan?

A legal document that is designed during a divorce is known as a parenting plan. It discusses how two parents will raise their children together and may include information on child custody, and where children will live on certain days and holidays. In addition, a parenting plan may discuss religion, healthcare, extracurricular activities, vacations, and other important details that must be considered when raising children.

Types of Parenting Plans Available

In Illinois, parenting plans focus on parenting time and parenting duties. Modifications can be made for each type of parenting right. As a parent, you can make changes to the following:

  • Parenting time: If you are seeking more time with your children, you may be able to modify your parenting time agreement.
  • Parenting duties: You can increase your parenting duties or call for equal rights when it comes to making crucial decisions about your children’s lives.

Reasons to Modify a Parenting Plan

As a parent, there are a variety of reasons you may wish to change your parenting plan agreement after it has been finalized. Some of these reasons include:

  • A schedule change: If you are starting a new job or going back to school, you may be able to spend more or fewer hours with your children.
  • Misconduct: Drug or alcohol abuse, child abuse, and mental illness are examples of misconduct that may make you believe your children’s other parent should be supervised whenever spending time with your children.
  • Relocation: If you relocate, you may have the desire to alter the parenting plan so you could spend time with your children for longer periods of time. For example, you may wish to see them during summer vacation rather than every other weekend.

It is important to note that minor disputes, getting remarried, and seeking a child support or spousal support modification are not always appropriate reasons to seek a parenting plan modification.

Contact a Highly Skilled DuPage County Divorce Attorney

If you would like to modify your parenting plan, consult our highly skilled Hinsdale divorce attorneys. Call us at 630-920-8855 today.



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