If you are going through a divorce and have children under the age of 18, you will have to come up with a parenting plan. Since there is often confusion about what a parenting plan actually is and what to expect when one is drafted and implemented, we have decided to outline the basics in this informative article.
What Is a Parenting Plan?
A legal document that explains how a divorce impacts minor children is known as a parenting plan. It includes information on weekly parenting time, major life decisions, and other components about your children’s lives. In Illinois, a parenting plan must contain the following elements:
It is important to note that the amount of detail included in a parenting plan varies. Parents who have a good relationship will not require as specific of a parenting plan as those with high levels of conflict.
How Does the Court Influence a Parenting Plan?
The court will typically allow parents to negotiate a parenting plan on their own. However, if parents cannot come to an agreement or the judge believes that the plan is not in the best interests of the children, they will interfere. Once the parenting plan is entered by the court, it becomes an official court order.
Contact Our DuPage County Divorce Attorneys
If you have minor children, a parenting plan is one of the most important aspects of your divorce case. To ensure your rights are protected and the parenting plan is in the best interests of your children, contact our experienced DuPage County divorce attorneys. Call us today at 630-932-9100.
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