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April 10, 2018

What is a parenting plan?

A parenting plan contains the rights and responsibilities of the legal parent/s of a child, including a schedule for possession and access to the child and child support information.*  Parents can make a parenting plan and submit it to the court.  If a judge finds that it is in the best interest of the child, s/he will order the use of that parenting plan.  Otherwise, the judge can order a parenting plan s/he believes is appropriate.**  A parenting plan is required once a final order about conservatorship and possession of and access to the child is determined.***

* Tex. Fam. Code § 153.601(4)
** Tex. Fam. Code § 153.007
*** Tex. Fam. Code §153.603