Most divorcing couples would probably prefer to never see their former spouse again and that’s exactly why they are getting divorced in the first place, but if the couple has children together then that wish will probably not become a reality. Custody arrangements are adamantly fought for during the child custody or divorce proceeding but once the order is entered by the court it doesn’t mean that everything is going to be simply from their on out. To help with the logistical problems that arise with trying to make joint custody or even parent time work the court requires a parenting plan be filed for joint custody arrangements and permits it in other circumstances as well.
What is a Parenting Plan?
A parenting plan is an outline of how the parents are going to raise their children, how disputes will be resolved, and where the child will be staying and who’s custody the child will be in depending on the date and time. The idea behind the parenting plan is that it will help the parents remain cordial with each other as well as provide stability and predictability for the minor child to help them cope with this new change in their life of having divorced parents. There are a number of things that must be required in a parenting plan but there is really no limit to the things that can be included. Also there is a statutory parent plan that a lot of couples opt to adopt as their own so they don’t have to go through and create the entire document from scratch.
Northern Utah Divorce Attorney | Parenting Plan Requirement
If you are required to file a parenting plan in your divorce or child custody action in Ogden or other parts of Northern Utah then call Ogden Divorce Law today. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients with their divorce and they new the specific issues that arise with parenting plans and can help you make sure your rights are protected. Call or email us today to get your questions answered and find out how we can help you.