What is a parenting plan and is one needed in a same-sex divorce?
A parenting plan is a legal document. A parenting plan usually has a time-sharing schedule attached to it. It is very advisable for the time-sharing schedule to be in detail; what time each parent’s going to pick up the child, what time each parent is going to drop off the child, what days each parent is going to have the child, summers, how the summers are going to split up. If it is not detailed, it’s going to be very hard to enforce. Now a parenting plan is usually not signed by the judge but is a part of a final judgment. Yes, for a divorce, any disillusion of marriage, you have to have a parenting plan, but it is extremely important for that parenting plan to be unambiguous and detailed.