Creating a parenting plan in Minnesota can be confusing, especially when you are trying to remember what needs to be included and ensure that all necessary topics are covered. We at the Huson Law Firm have created this guide to provide some of the most important tips to keep in mind as you create your parenting plan and determine your family’s future.
According to the Minnesota state court system, it is important to remember that your custody arrangement will not be assumed in your parenting plan. You do not need to state that you are creating a certain schedule to comply with the designation of sole or joint physical or legal custody; instead, you should determine a plan with adequate parenting time that all involved parties can agree to follow. While you do need to consider the custody designation the court has given you, most parents with sole custody will still be required to allow the other parent an acceptable amount of parenting time.
Schedules will likely change with holidays and school breaks. Consider how you will handle these alterations and adjust for them in your parenting plan.
While parenting plans are generally required for divorcing parents, they may also be used for parents who are separating, but were never married. A plan can ensure that both parents are aware of the rules and reduce the amount of conflict that can occur when commitments are not kept. For more information on how to create the optimal parenting plan for your family, please visit our web page.