Child and Parent Relationship Provision Examples

You can pick and choose from these provisions about your child's relationships to both parents to include the information you want in your parenting plan. These example provisions are flexible and you can include parts of them and or/alter the wording to fit your situation. You can also write additional provisions for your plan.

Check your state custody guidelines to find out if your state requires certain provisions about your child's relationships to both parents to be in your parenting plan. Typically your plan can have extra provisions along with the state required ones.

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Child and parent communication

Telephone or other electronic communication between the child and the other parent shall not be monitored by or interrupted by the other parent. Electronic communication includes telephones, e-mail, webcams, video-conferencing equipment and software, or other wired or wireless technologies or other means of communication to supplement face to face contact.

The child may have telephone/e-mail/other electronic access to both parents.

The parents may have telephone/e-mail/other electronic access to the child at reasonable times, for reasonable durations. Reasonable access can be anytime, every day during specific hours, or on specific days with specific hours.

The scheduled phone contact/video call/other electronic contact between parents and the child is:

The parents will pay for the cost of electronic communication as follows: % by father, % by mother

Support of child and parent relationships

Neither parent will make or allow others to make negative comments about the other parent or the other parent's past or present relationships, family, or friends within hearing distance of the child.

Each parent shall encourage love and affection between the children and the other parent. Both parents understand and agree that the children are permitted to express their love and affection of the other parent.

Neither parent shall suggest, encourage, or require a child to refer to any person other than the child's parents as "mom" or "dad", etc. nor permit any other person to do so.

Neither parent shall unreasonably question the children regarding the activities of the other parent.

Both parents understand and agree that the child will be allowed to keep gifts given by the other parent and they are not to be taken away, destroyed, given away, or sold without prior consent of the gifting parent and child.

No disclosure of case information

Other than to simply advise of upcoming scheduling that directly involves the child, neither parent is permitted to discuss with the minor child, or allow discussion by others in the presence of the child, any issues pertaining to this case or any related case, including but not limited to child care or visitation, except in a therapeutic setting with an appropriate licensed professional.

Neither parent is permitted to provide, show or read to the minor child, or allow anyone else to do the same, any documents relating to or connected with this case or any related case, including, but not limited to, copies of pleadings, declarations, letters, mediation reports, and/or evaluation reports.

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Custody X Change is software that creates professional parenting plans and custody schedules.

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