If you have children, a parenting plan is required by law when you divorce. The purpose of a parenting plan is to set in clear, unambiguous writing an agreement of how to raise, share, and care for children when the parents are no longer married.
A good plan establishes ways for both parents to continue to have meaningful involvement in their kid’s lives. Referring back to a clearly written plan can help parents resolve future disagreements, and also serve as the blueprint for making decisions as the child grows up and their needs change.
A parenting plan help parents work out the essential questions. The main areas a parenting plan covers include:
It is important that divorcing spouses work together to come up with a plan they both can sustain and that best meets their child’s needs. Ultimately, a judge will review the plan and sign it to make it legally binding. In cases where parents are unable to resolve disputes on important issues, even after mediation, the court may impose a parenting plan. Although the process can be difficult and stressful for all involved, throughout the divorce and custody proceedings, please remember that the way you conduct yourself can have lasting repercussions for you and your children.
With a combined 30 years in family law, the attorneys at Jones Family Law Group, LLC, will provide the legal guidance you need. For questions or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact our firm today.
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