Lawyer Created Parenting Plans in Tacoma
Legal Support for Non-Married Couples
It's no surprise that one of the most difficult parts of a
divorce, or parenting case is the effect that it has on the children involved.
Whether the parties involved in the parenting plan were formerly spouses,
cohabitants, in a "committed intimate relationship", or domestic
partners, the law still regulates
family law matters relating to children involved.
In the State of Washington, the law indicates the need for parents whether
married or not to agree to a plan for raising their children or the court
will order a plan in the children’s best interest. A parenting plan
is a court order that details the visitation and custody plans established
by the parents or the court in order to resolve conflict and minimize
any need for further legal action.
Arrange for a consultation with a Tacoma family lawyer from our firm today.
What Does a Parenting Plan Include?
From establishing rights to telephone contact to providing provisions for
responsibilities regarding a child's transportation or medical needs,
a parenting plan is an all-encompassing written blueprint for the court
and parents to establish everything from decision-making guidelines to
day-to-day routines. If a child is able to express his or her wishes regarding
a living situation or other matter, the court may take those wishes into
consideration as well.
A Parenting Plan may include several elements such as:
child custody schedule
- A section determining which parent will make major decisions on the children's behalf
- Conflict management procedures for each parent to follow
- Limitations if there are risks to the child regarding a parent's mental
health, substance abuse, etc.
- Provisions to address a child's special needs
Contact us at the Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts to learn more about how we can help.
Establish a Parenting Plan with Our Family Law Attorney's Help
The Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts helps unmarried, separated, and
divorced parents develop thorough and legal parenting plans. Our clients'
best interests are our top priority, and we spend as much time as is necessary
on each case to ensure that every concern is addressed to the best of
Call our Tacoma family law attorney now at (253) 259-3501 for practical
solutions to your parenting plan issues.