Having to go through a divorce is hard all around. It becomes even harder when you have children with your spouse and you have to not only disclose the divorce to them, but also work out a way that both of you can see the children frequently enough that it will not disrupt their lives too severely. However, there is also a legal aspect of this process that you may not know about.
What is a Parenting Plan?
If you live in the state of Washington, the law requires that a parenting plan, also known as a residential schedule, be submitted to the court to be approved. If the parties cannot come to some sort of agreement where the parenting plan is concerned, a judge will order a schedule. You can easily download these forms to get a better idea of what they entail on the Washington court site, or you can find them here:
As you will able to tell, these documents outline many things such as what each parties’ residential schedule is, as well as things like decision making and dispute resolution procedures. All in all, it’s like the legal version of a custody calendar, with a few more details.
Need Help With Your Plan?
If you and your spouse are having trouble coming to an agreement where your parental plan is concerned, we can help you at Pavithran Law Offices. Let us assist you in coming up with a plan that will work for everyone, especially your children. Call us today for more information!