A well-written parenting plan agreement within your divorce or paternity case will help you co-parent children more successfully after divorce. It is the most important document you will craft as parents and deserves your best effort. It can be 1 page long or 20 pages long, but it must detail how you plan to raise your child(ren) together.
Massachusetts family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity don't undermine the best intentions. A court-ordered parenting plan governs how parents will share the "care, custody and management of their child." What goes into a plan is often the result of extensive negotiations and mediation.