Rhode Island allows its citizens may to have medical marijuana cards, authorizing them to grow and use marijuana legally. The statute provides that no school, employer or landlord may refuse to enroll, employ or lease to a person with a medical marijuana card. However, what happens in Family Court when a parent has a medical marijuana card and wants custody and time with his/her children according to a parenting plan?
When developing a Rhode Island Parenting Plan, what are factors to contemplate? Courts consider "best interest of the child". But when considering a parenting plan, we consider large blocks of time with each child. What should you be looking at to determine if you and/or your co-parent should enjoy those large blocks of time?
Parents are usually in the best position to understand their children and that is why mediation produces productive parenting plans. Parents can be torn by the tension between what they want and what may be best for each child. It is critical in almost every case that both parents build and maintain healthy relationships with each child.
As a Rhode Island divorce mediator and lawyer, I see separating parties in two different processes. The methods of parenting before and during the divorce and the preparation of a parenting plan for the future are the same in either process. Every mediator and divorce attorney tells clients that the child is entitled to have a significant relationship with both parents, unless there is an abuse issue.