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Establishing a Stable Plan

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 legal separation, 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.

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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:

  • A 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 our ability.

Call our Tacoma family law attorney now at (253) 259-3501 for practical solutions to your parenting plan issues.

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