The basics of a parenting plan

A parenting plan is a court order which says which parent the child will live with, how much time will be spent with each parent, which parent will make major decisions, and how the parents will work out major disagreements.  A parenting plan is ordered in divorces, legal separations and other proceedings involving children such as a petition to decide parentage, a petitioner to change parenting plan as well as other legal matters.  The best interests of the children is the controlling factor in determining a parenting plan, and a Judge will decide whether a parenting plan provides the most loving and stable relationship between the children and each parent.