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Basic Parenting Plan Guide

Cover Page

What is a parenting plan and how do I use this guide?
This PDF contains basic introductions and refers parents to several resources for writing their parenting plan. Includes screening questions to help a parent decide whether to use the basic or the safety-focused guide.

How do I get started?
Questions for parents to ask themselves to help them create a plan that fits their unique family needs. Offers suggestions on how to use the answers to help guide them in making decisions about their parenting plan.


Basic Parenting Plan Form

Basic Parenting Plan Form
A master form with check boxes and simple choices. Offers opportunities throughout to customize the provisions. Can be filled in on-line, saved, changed, emailed and printed. Also the blank form maybe printed and filled in by hand.

Basic Parenting Plan Worksheet
The same master form, but with detailed instructions.

Additional Pages to Basic Parenting Plan Form

Attachment 3.2(c)
Offers a place for parents to write a different parenting time schedule for a child whose needs are different from his or her siblings, or to write a different schedule for later when the child has grown older and has different needs.

Attachment 4.2
Offers a place to add additional holidays or special days for this family.

Attachment 9.5
Offers a place to add additional paragraphs to the parenting plan.


Parenting Plan Schedules

For each age group, (ages and stages), these schedules provide developmental information, and guidance for writing an age-appropriate parenting time schedule. Offers at least one suggestion (sometimes more) for three different levels of parental involvement.

Reference Sources for Ages and Stages
Blank Calendar

Medium/Long Distance Parenting Plan Form

Medium/Long Distance Parenting Plan Form
Specially designed for use when parents live more than 60 miles away from each other. A master form with check boxes and simple choices. Offers opportunities throughout to customize provisions. Can be filled in on-line, saved, changed, emailed and printed. Also the blank form maybe printed and filled in by hand.

Medium/Long Distance Parenting Plan Worksheet
The same master form, but with detailed instructions.

Attachments to Medium/Long Distance Parenting Plan Form

Attachment 4a - Medium Distance Schedule
Designed for parents who live 60 - 180 miles apart.

Attachment 4b - Long Distance Schedule
Designed for parents who live more than 180 miles apart.


Additional Resources

Parenting Plan Guide Glossary
A glossary of terms that are used in the Parenting Plan Guide or may be heard by parents during the legal process.

Where Can I Learn More
A resource list of books, web sites, and other materials. Materials for children are sorted by age group. Materials for adults are sorted by topic. Some listings also include a brief summary about the material.


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