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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Parenting Plan vs. Residential Schedule

In most family law actions where children are involved, the court will enter a Parenting Plan for the children. Parenting Plans are detailed court orders addressing both parents rights and responsibilities regarding the children. The three main issues addressed in the Parenting Plan are the residential schedule, decision making and dispute resolution.

In parentage (paternity) cases, the court has the option of entering a Parenting Plan or only a Residential Schedule. A Residential Schedule addresses the residential schedule of the child (when the child is with the mother and when the child is with the father), but does not include decision making or dispute resolution provisions that are in Parenting Plans. If a party requests a Parenting Plan, then the court will enter one rather than just a Residential Schedule.

The Renton law firm of Mogren, Glessner & Roti, represents clients in a variety of family law cases, including parentage actions with Parenting Plans or Residential Schedules. We have 4 attorneys for you to chose from. Please visit our web page at for more information.

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