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Basic Parenting Plan Guide (Revised 2008)

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WHAT IS A PARENTING PLAN AND HOW DO I USE THIS GUIDE?  Basic introduction.  Refers parents to several resources for writing their parenting plan.  Includes screening questions to help a parent decide whether to use the basic or the safety-focused guide.

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?  Questions for parents to ask themselves to help them create a plan that fits their unique family needs.  Offers suggestions on how to use the answers to help guide them in making decisions about their parenting plan.

 

BASIC PARENTING PLAN FORM.  A master form with check boxes and simple choices.  Offers opportunities throughout to customize the provisions.  Can be filled in on-line, saved, changed, emailed and printed.  Also the blank form maybe printed and filled in by hand.

 

BASIC PARENTING PLAN WORKSHEET.   The same master form, with detailed instructions.

 

Additional pages to Basic Form:

 

Attachment 3.2-c  offers a place for parents to write a different parenting time schedule for a child whose needs are different from his or her siblings, or to write a different schedule for later when the child has grown older and has different needs.

 

Attachment 4.2 Additional Holidays offers a place to add additional holidays or special days for this family.

 

Attachment 9.5 offers a place to add additional paragraphs to the parenting plan.

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULES for each age group, (ages and stages), these schedules provide developmental information, and guidance for writing an age-appropriate parenting time schedule.  Offers at least one suggestion (sometimes more) for three different levels of parental involvement.

 

Birth to 36 Months

 

3 to 5 years

 

6 to 12 years

 

13 to 18 years

 

Reference Sources for Ages and Stages

 

BLANK CALENDAR

 

MEDIUM/LONG DISTANCE PARENTING PLAN FORM.  Specially designed for use when parents live more than 60 miles away from each other.  A master form with check boxes and simple choices.  Offers opportunities throughout to customize provisions.  Can be filled in on-line, saved, changed, emailed and printed.  Also the blank form maybe printed and filled in by hand.

 

Attachments to Medium/Long Distance Form:

Attachment 4A - Medium Distance Schedule is designed for parents who live 60 - 180 miles apart.

Attachment 4B-Long Distance Schedule is designed for parents who live more than 180 miles apart.

MEDIUM/LONG DISTANCE PARENTING PLAN WORKSHEET.   The same master form, with detailed instructions.

 

WORDS I NEED TO KNOW.   A glossary of terms that are used in the Parenting Plan Guide or may be heard by parents during the legal process.

 

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?   A resource list of books, web sites, and other materials.  Materials for children are sorted by age group.  Materials for adults are sorted by topic.  Some listings also include a brief summary about the material.

 

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