Parenting Plans

“Parenting plans” are how we now refer to what used to be known as “visitation.” Parenting plans refer to the specific time sharing arrangements of the parents and their children.

They usually include at least three specific types of parenting plans: a regular parenting plan, which is effective when children are attending school; a holiday parenting plan, which supersedes the regular plan, and is effective during holidays; and a summer parenting plan, which is in effect during summer recess.

These plans can be as specific or generalized as the children (and their parents) need. In mediation and collaborative practice, parenting plans can be developed to address the specific needs of the children, as well as the real world scheduling issues of the parents.