Infants and Setting Up Parenting Time in Arizona
By Zachary Mushkatel on July 8, 2013
“Parenting time” in Arizona is typically shared between divorcing spouses who are both the parents of a child. How parenting time is scheduled depending on the particular circumstances of each family — including the parents’ schedules and the age and needs of each child.
When scheduling parenting time with an infant, parents need to make special considerations. Infants are often a source of joy to their parents, who love watching how quickly they learn, grow, and begin to respond to familiar faces. However, infants also need full-time care, and many experts suggest that regular bedtime, bath-time, and mealtime routines benefit a growing infant. Working these routines into a parenting plan allows each parent to share to participate in these activities with the baby.
While infants have minimal abilities to verbally communicate, they can and do respond to different parenting styles. As a result, parents benefit from discussing child rearing methods and approaches. If discussions between the parents are contentious, such conflicts should never take place in front of the child.
At Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, our experienced family law attorneys understand those issues that arise in familial disputes, and can protect your rights in child custody arrangements while helping you create a successful parenting plan. Contact us today to learn more.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.