As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney at The Blacknall Firm, I often field questions about different types of visitation plans. One such plan that may come up during the divorce and custody process is a step-up plan.
A step-up plan is a type of visitation plan that gradually increases the amount of time a parent or other caregiver spends with a child over a period of time. This plan is often used in situations where the parent has been inconsistent with visitation, has not seen the child in a long time, or the child is very young.
The goal of a step-up plan is to slowly introduce the child to the parent or caregiver, allowing them to build a relationship with the child in a safe and controlled environment. This can be especially important for young children who may have trouble adjusting to a new living situation or for parents who have been absent from the child’s life for some time.
It’s important to note that step-up plans can be tailored to each individual situation, and the specific terms of the plan will be determined by the court. If you have any questions about a step-up plan or other types of visitation plans, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at The Blacknall Firm. We would be happy to schedule a call with you to discuss your specific situation.