This worksheet will assist divorcing couples in developing a parenting plan which meets the needs of their children and satisfies the requirements of the law. A Parenting Plan includes the following elements:
As you use this worksheet, keep in mind:
✔ The Parenting Agreement Worksheet is a tool to create a unique parenting plan which will meet the needs of individual families. Parents are encouraged to use it as a working document and to change specific items or add to the plan based on their particular circumstances.
✔ The worksheet may be used for separating, divorcing or never-married parents, or edited for use with other primary care givers, such as grandparents.
✔ The language is gender-free and does not specify “mother” and “father.” Parents are asked to include language that fits for them or to remove language they do not want included. For example, parents with teenage children may delete the descriptive language regarding infants and toddlers.
✔ A chart is provided to help schedule parenting time, including ongoing, vacation, and holiday schedules. Holiday and access scheduling is created with as much detail as possible, including pick-up and drop-off times, to avoid future conflict.