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
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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