When people say 50/50, it’s kind of elusive because what are you really talking about? Are you talking about waking hours, sleeping hours, camp? What are you talking about? That’s the first thing that a good lawyer has to do, is try to figure out what is going on and is it a case where the kids need to see both parents approximately the same amount of time? Does that mean parents have to alternate weeks? No. Does it mean parents have to alternate months? No. There are a million ways to do this. In mediation, you explore all those different types of ways.
With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases.