When parents go through a divorce, they must establish arrangements for their children’s future as well as their own. This involves determining child custody and parenting time. Typically, parenting time is linked to physical custody. Depending on the family in question’s custody arrangement, it must be determined how much time each parent will spend with their child. This is done by creating a parenting plan that details how the two will share the responsibilities of parenting after their divorce.
In some cases, parents can determine a parenting schedule themselves through coordinated meetings with them and their attorneys. If they are unable to reach an agreement on their own, a parent can submit their own parenting plan to a judge who will make the final determination. When submitting a parenting plan to the court, it must include the following information:
When creating a parenting plan in the state of Georgia, there are certain factors that should be kept in mind. This can include:
If the parenting plan is approved by the court, it is considered a court order and therefore must be followed. If it is not, the parent is considered in violation. Actions that can be considered a violation of a custody or visitation order can include:
In the event that the order is violated, different remedies may be enforced by the court:
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