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What does the law say about a parenting plan and co-parenting?

For a couple in Cranberry Township who are parting ways but share a child, having a co-parenting plan is one of the most important issues that they will navigate. This is sometimes amicable, but is often contentious. There can be a series of disputes that will make the process difficult. When considering a parenting plan in a contested legal proceeding, there are certain requirements that the court will have for the child's care and custody. This is meant to assist the court in coming to a reasonable resolution.

In the parenting plan, there must be a schedule for the child's care and who will have physical custody and control at particular times. This includes holidays and vacations. Also, there will be information regarding the education the child will receive and any religious involvement that will be undertaken. Parents will have to detail the health care plan for the child. When the child is moving from one parent to the other or other issues of transportation are considered, the arrangements for this must be organized and provided to the court.

If changes are made, there must be a procedure for how this is done. This also applies to any dispute or breach of the order that might be settled by the court, mediated or handled through arbitration. Other matters that the court specifies will be part of the parenting plan. The best interests of the child are paramount and this will be a mitigating factor in how the court participates and deals with any matter related to the parenting plan.

With co-parenting, shared custody and physical custody, there are a litany of factors that will go into the determination and orders of the court. In the best-case scenario, the parents will be able to come to an arrangement each is satisfied with. Sometimes, however, they cannot. It is important to know the legal options when attempting to agree to a custody plan, parenting arrangement and more.

Source: legis.state.pa.us, "5331. Parenting plan.," accessed on Jan. 31, 2017

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