_________________, (mother), and __________________, (father), as fit and loving
parents have reached agreement on a parenting plan for our daughter/son/child(ren),
have developed this parenting agreement with the assistance of a mediator, in
good faith and on behalf of the best interests of our child(ren).
agree that _________________, (mother) shall be the primary residential parent
for our daughter/son/child(ren). We agree to joint legal custody of
_______________. All major decisions affecting her/his/their growth, health,
education, welfare, and development shall be made jointly by us. If emergency
medical treatment shall be required, the parent having care of the child(ren) at
the time may arrange for treatment but shall notify the other parent as soon as
agree to consult with one another on all important school issues and events such
as parent-teacher conferences and to jointly decide on changes of school
curriculum, enrollment in extracurricular activities and her attendance or
participation in special school events.
agree that during the school year, which shall run from early September to the
middle of June, ___________________
will visit her/his/their father every other week from ___________ until
______________. During the alternate weeks, in between, ________________ will
visit with her/his/their father from Friday afternoon (after school) through
Sunday at 6:00 P.M.
Vacation -(cite schedule)
School Break- _________________- will share Christmas Day with both parents. The
parent that has her/him/them on Christmas Eve will have her/him/them overnight
through approximately noon on Christmas Day. In even numbered years, mother will
have the child(ren) on Christmas Eve, and the father will have her/him/them in
odd numbered years.
remainder of _______________'s Winter school break, including one weekend, will
be spent with the father. Father agrees to take sufficient leave from his place
of employment so that he and his child(ren) may spend the Winter school break
the father cannot take leave, our regular weekday and weekend schedule will
School Break- In odd numbered years, we agree that __________________ will spend
the entire break including one weekend with father and that in even numbered
years s/he/they will spend the break with her/his/their mother. If either parent
plans to be out-of-area with the child(ren), that parent will have both weekends
(surrounding Easter break) with them.
Break- In odd numbered years, we agree that _________________ will spend
Thanksgiving Day, the following day and the weekend with mother, and in even
numbered years, s/he/they will spend the four consecutive days with father.
Holidays- Federal holidays that are celebrated on a Monday or a Friday shall be (negotiated by us on a case by
basis) (added to our respective weekend visitation schedules).
Day-child(ren) with mother
Day-child(ren) with father
Birthday-child(ren) with mother
Birthday-child(ren) with father
Birthday-we agree to share this day equally.
agree to be flexible with our school year and summer visitation schedule and
that changes/ revisions to the schedule will be by mutual consent and with a
minimum of thirty (30) days advance notice. Regardless of which parent our
child(ren) are scheduled to visit during her/his/their vacations, we agree to
adjust our respective plans to accommodate any activities our child(ren) are
agree to modify/rearrange our respective visitation schedules for visits by
out-of-area relatives including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
for day-to-day parenting decisions will rest with the parent with whom the child
is then residing, including vacation and holiday parenting. Examples of parental
day-to-day decisions include treatment of minor health problems and injuries,
diet, television, house rules and discipline, bedtime, etc. Mother and Father
will ensure that _____________________ school books, book bag, lunch and sports
equipment will be given to her/him/them when she/he/they visit the other parent.
all other significant matters involving the child(ren), we agree to consult with
each other always taking account of the child(ren)'s best interests.
agree that if one of us is unable to take care of our child(ren), we shall
notify the other parent so that parent has the option of providing for the
personal care of our child(ren) rather than a third party.
We agree to notify each other of any out-area trips with the child(ren)
including destination and duration of the visit.
child(ren) will be reminded by the parent s/he/they is/are with to telephone the
absent parent to that continuous parent-child contact can be maintained
throughout the week.
agree to provide each other with residential and office phone numbers and to
notify one another immediately if these numbers are changes.
agree that both parents shall have the right to complete information from any
physician, dentist, consultant or specialist attending to the child(ren)'s
physical or mental needs for any reaons whatsoever, and to copies of any reports
given to the other parent by such persons.
agree that neither party shall obstruct the development and maintenance of love
and affection between the child(ren) and the other party. Neither will interfere
with reasonable and proper companionship with the other party, including
reasonable communication by telephone or writing. Neither will do or say
anything that may estrange the child(ren) from the other parent.
parenting plan was developed by us in furtherance of our child(ren)'s best
Dispute/Changes in Circumstances
In the event of a major dispute or change in circumstances regarding the terms of this parenting plan, we agree to return to mediation in an attempt to modify the plan either through a court appointed mediator or a private mediator of our own choosing before bringing any action before the court.
Subscribed before me this ___ day of _________, 20___
commission Expires on