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Washington Child Custody Laws

What Is a Parenting Plan? A "parenting plan" is essentially a custody schedule that sets forth the following: each parent's decision-making responsibility over the child residential provisions (including where the child will live) holi...
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Preparing for Your Divorce In Washington

Going through a divorce or legal separation is a complicated and overwhelming ordeal. So if you’ve made the decision to divorce or are facing divorce proceedings because your spouse has stated their intention to end the marriage, you might be wondering w...
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Washington Child Custody Laws

What Is a Parenting Plan?
A "parenting plan" is essentially a custody schedule that sets forth the following:
  • each parent's decision-making responsibility over the child
  • residential provisions (including where the child will live)
  • holiday and summer vacation visitation schedule
  • each parent's responsibility for transporting the child between visits
  • child support award, and
  • how the parents will resolve disputes.
  • Washington state custody laws recognize both temporary and permanent parenting plans.
Temporary Parenting Plan
When there's no parenting plan in your Washington state case, a judge may issue a temporary parenting plan. "Temporary Parenting Plans" are a custody schedule that a judge puts in place for a limited amount of time. For example, you and your spouse might need to abide by a temporary parenting plan while your divorce or custody case is finalized.
Just like a permanent or final parenting plan, a temporary parenting plan will address each parent's rights to make medical or educational decisions on the child's behalf. A temporary parenting plan will also decide when and where visits and exchanges of the child will take place.


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