When do you need a restricted parenting plan?
Restricted parenting plan: In some cases, one of the parents may have a history of sexual abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, or crime, which may pose a danger to the child. Thus, the restricted parenting plan is adopted in which the primary custody is with the other parent, and the parent with the issues gets short, supervised visits with the child.
When to start planning for a parenting plan?
Parents should begin planning for their children as soon as they begin the process of separation. However, separation may be a particularly stressful and uncertain time for parents and children. It may take a while for the situation to be stable enough to make a long-term plan.
When to use a 50 / 50 parenting plan?
Parents who stay far away from each other or have busy schedules may opt for this plan. 50/50 (Joint custody) parenting plan: This plan is generally adopted by parents who stay close to one another and want to be closely involved in the lives of their children.
What to do if you can’t agree on a parenting plan?
If you are unable to agree on the parenting plan, then you should try family mediation as the next step. Even if this breaks down, it then allows you the option of going to court to get a child arrangements order in place.
Can a parenting plan be specific or general?
Parenting plans can be general or specific and can have restrictions. It depends on the court order and what the parents agree to.
Can a non-parent request a parenting plan?
Request for a parenting plan after parentage has been settled without a parenting plan (Motion or Petition for a Parenting Plan) Request for child custody by a non-parent (Petition for Non-Parent Custody) *“Judge” here refers to judges and court commissioners. What does the Parenting Plan say? How do I get a Parenting Plan?
When do you need a long distance parenting plan?
Parties definitely need a long-distance parenting plan if the child (ren) will fly between the parents’ homes. Joint custody is rare in Washington but becoming more common. In essence, joint custody means each parent receives half the residential time with the child.
Can a judge refuse to sign a parenting plan?
Once the judge signs a Parenting Plan, it becomes a binding court order. Both parents must follow it. Example: you may not refuse to allow the other parent to see the child just because that parent has not paid child support.