Parents. This Parenting Plan is for the children of:
Children. The minor children of this marriage (or relationship) are as follows:
Name Sex Date of Birth
Child Custody and Visitation.
Legal Custody. Legal custody for the purpose of this agreement refers to the authority to make major decisions regarding minor children of the marriage, which can include but is not limited to health care, religion, and education. The parties agree to maintain joint legal custody of their minor children.
Physical Custody. Physical custody for the purpose of this agreement refers to the authority to make routine and day-to-day decisions regarding the children and where the children's primary residence will be. The parties agree to maintain joint physical custody of the minor children.
The joint custody arrangement will have the following schedule:
Holiday/Extended Visitation. The parents agree to divide holiday visitation as follows:
will have the minor children for the following holidays during even numbered years with the parents alternating these holidays every other year.
New Year's Eve
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Presidents Day
Easter Weekend Father's Day Independence Day Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Holiday Break Hanukkah
will have the minor children for the following holidays during odd numbered years with the parents alternating these holidays every other year.
New Year's Day Spring Break Week Mother's Day Memorial Day Labor Day Veterans Day
Winter Holiday Break Christmas Day
Birthdays. Each parent will be entitled to visitation with the minor children every year on his or her birthday.
Holiday, summer and extended visitation defined herein have precedence over regular parenting time/visitation. Any missed visitation due to holiday or extended visitation will not be made up at a later date. The parents will use thoughtful consideration when exercising and scheduling visitation so that the children's education is not interfered with or hampered in any way.
Transportation. The parties agree to equally divide the cost of transportation for all visitation.
Exchange Point. The exchange point for the children shall be .
Notification. The parents agree that neither party will change the residence of the minor children of the parties without adequate prior written notification. The parties further agree that this visitation and custody agreement will be reassessed if either party relocates and the new residence makes the current agreement unfeasible to manage. The parties agree to provide one another with their current phone number and physical address.
Childcare. The parties agree to allow one another the first opportunity to have the children if he or she is unable to care for the children during their scheduled time. The parties agree to work together to make decisions regarding childcare providers.
Non-Covered Medical. The parties agree that each party shall be responsible for 50% of any non-covered or co-pay expenses related to medical, dental, optometric, orthodontic, physical therapy, psychiatric or pharmaceutical needs of the minor children. A parent shall provide the other with a statement and receipts documenting any payments made and the other parent shall reimburse the paying parent within 30 days of receipt of this statement.
Taxes Related to Children.
Child Support. The parties have agreed to child support in the amount of $0.00 per month which is based on .
Child support payments will commence the 1st day of the month following the entry of the decree. Child Support payment must be paid by the 1st day of the month directly to the custodial parent.
College. If the children will be sent to college, trade, or technical school or its equivalent, Both parents will share expenses for college tuition, room and board, and books.
Information Sharing. Unless there is a court order stating otherwise:
Both parents are entitled to important information regarding the children including but not limited to, the children's current address and telephone number, education, medical, governmental agency, psychological and law enforcement records.
Information about the children's progress in school and any school activity is equally available to both parents. Both parents are encouraged to consult with school staff concerning the children's welfare and education.
Both parents will immediately notify each other regarding any emergency circumstances or substantial changes in the health of the children.
Both parents will provide each other with contact numbers and addresses and will notify each other of any change in that information within 72 hours of such a change. If either parent takes the children from their usual place of residence, they will provide the other parent with an emergency contact phone number.
Parent-Child Communication. Both parents and children shall have the right to communicate by telephone, in writing or by e-mail during reasonable hours without interference or monitoring by the other parent.
Disputes. Whenever possible, when disputes arise between the parents, the parents shall discuss the issues and attempt to reach an agreement based on what is best for the children at that particular time. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement on an important issue about our
children after having discussed it with each other, either parent may initiate dispute resolution by:
Arranging for the parents to meet with a counselor to discuss and try and reach agreement
Arranging for the parents to meet with a trained mediator to try and reach an agreement
We knowingly and voluntarily agree on the terms of this Parenting Plan. Each of us affirms that the information we have provided in this Plan is true and correct.