Parent Communication Provision Examples

You can pick and choose from these provisions about parent communication 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 parent communication to be in your parenting plan. Typically your plan can have extra provisions along with the state required ones.

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Communication between the parents

The parents agree to communicate about the child's schooling, dress codes, health, and well-being.

The parents may communicate with each other in the following ways (pick the ones you want): in person, home telephone, work telephone, mobile telephone, mobile texting, email, letter, other.

The parents will maintain a log book and make sure that the book is sent with the child between their two homes. Using businesslike notes (no personal comments), parents will record information related to the health, education, and welfare issues that arise during the time the child is with them.

The parents will communicate directly with each other on matters concerning the child and may not use the child as a messenger between them.

The parents will not communicate about the child in the child's presence.

Both parents must consent, or court authorization is needed, before changing the child's surname, obtaining a passport or driver's license for the child, and approving underage marriage or enlistment in the military for the child.

Parent contact information

When either parent's contact information changes, he or she must notify the other parent with the current information within 7 days.

The contact information that must be kept current is a parent's: residential address, mailing address, work address, home telephone, work telephone, mobile telephone.

Neither parent may use contact information for the purpose of harassing, annoying, or disturbing the peace of the other or invading the other's privacy.

Resolving disputes

Should the parents be unable to reach a mutually agreeable decision regarding an issue relating to the child's care or general welfare, the parents shall seek professional assistance from a person licensed to provide family counseling, a professional mediator, or a professional arbitrator.

The parties agree to use the following procedure to resolve disputes instead of mediation:

The parents will pay for the cost of the dispute resolution process as follows: % mother, % father

The dispute resolution process shall be started by notifying the other parent by: written request, certified mail, other.

Revising the plan

The parents shall meet to review the parenting plan and make any changes that are appropriate as follows (specify months): twice a year, once a year, every other year, meetings shall be set as necessary.

The terms and conditions of this parenting plan may be supplemented or revised as the needs of the child and the parents change. Such changes will be in writing, dated and signed by both parents; each parent will retain a copy.

A parent may request a change to the parenting time schedule or parenting plan by a written request to the other parent. The other parent has 14 days to respond.

Memorabilia

Both parents agree to allow either parent access to duplicate pictures, videos, and other memorable items of their children. The parent seeking these duplication services will select the duplication service within a reasonable driving distance and pay for 100% of the costs to obtain the copies.

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