Alton Abramowitz, 2013 national President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, shared via LinkedIn today a link to the publicly available and downloadable pdf of the AAML’s Child Centered Residential Guidelines.
Current AAML President, Jim McLaren of South Carolina, described the guidelines as follows:
"[T]he parenting visitation and access schedules presented allow families to choose the most appropriate framework for their children after carefully considering the maturity, circumstances and unique characteristics of each child. The overall goal of the Guidelines is to make every minute that a child spends with each parent to be as meaningful as possible, while decreasing the stress and pressures of the custody process and transitions between households.
We believe that you will find this publication to be indispensable and hope that you will ultimately share it as an essential resource with your clients."
Here's a link to the downloadable Guidelines on the AAML website: http://www.aaml.org/ccrg
Family lawyers are often requested to guide parents toward a child-centered parenting time plan that is developmentally sensitive. This is a great resource, encouraging parents to develop an informed and individualized parenting time plan.