Families Change Guide to Separation & Divorce

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2.6 - Parenting Plan Worksheet

This draft parenting plan worksheet can help you and the other parent spell out the details of how you are going to parent. If you and the other parent develop a parenting plan, each of you should keep a copy. You do not have to fill all of this form out if it doesn’t apply or you aren’t sure yet of how you would like to answer the questions. If you are meeting with a mediator, child custody recommending counselor, or lawyer, this can provide you with some ideas to discuss in greater detail with that person. When filling this out, think about your family’s routines, traditions, schedules, and any significant cultural, community, or religious practices that might be important to you or the other parent. It can be helpful to you and your children to make plans with such traditions or routines in mind.

Use the blank spaces below to type your responses. Once finished, you'll be able to print or save the document to your computer. If you save it to your computer, you can make changes to it over time.

1. Parenting goals

2. Communication ground rules

3. Time-sharing arrangements (list all options)

4. Transportation details

5. Staying in touch

6. Procedures for making decisions

7. Procedures for sharing information

8. Agenda for a parenting meeting (on a monthly or weekly basis)

9. Child support

Court-connected mediators and child custody recommending counselors will not be discussing child support, education, or health care or medical costs. You might want to discuss these issues with your attorney, family law facilitator, self-help center, or find more information here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-support.htm

Congratulations! You've successfully completed your parenting plan!

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2.6 - Parenting Plan Worksheet