Divorce is, unfortunately, the reality of many people in Alaska. Although divorce tends to remedy many of the issues that caused so much tension in the home, it also creates new problems if a child is involved. One particular issue that arises if a minor is involved is the agreement between both parents regarding visitation transportation. The following includes tips regarding the process of crafting a plan with your spouse.
What should your agreement include?
When both partners and their attorneys meet, they should discuss a variety of things they want to have within their child custody agreement in terms of transportation. Some of the issues that must be discussed and agreed upon include who is going to pick up and drop off the child, the type of restraints used within the car and how transportation costs should be managed. It should be noted that if you have any concerns regarding transportation, then you should always voice them. You may discuss what you want with a family law attorney if you and your ex-spouse do not agree.
Choosing the drop-off location
There are many cases in which divorce is mutual, and there isn’t much tension between the two ex-partners. If this is the case, you can simply drop off and pick up your child from the other person’s home. However, if the divorce was processed due to a partner being violent or threatening, you must be aware of how to choose a safe location for yourself and your child. Fortunately, there are a couple of options at your disposal. You may choose to have the child’s transfer be done in a public location such as a restaurant or busy parking lot. If this is not possible, you can speak to your attorney to help you choose a neutral and safe location. This will often begin by contacting your state’s division of children and family services.
Going through a divorce is understandably a mental and logistical nightmare for many people. This is why it may be important to ensure that you have an experienced legal team behind you to offer guidance.