Adding to FL-341 to Get the Best Custody Agreement (CA)

California court form FL-341 explains a custody arrangement ordered by the court or a custody agreement given to the court for approval. It attaches to other family law forms, e.g., FL-180, FL-340 and FL-355.

If you're using FL-341 to explain an agreement, it's wise to attach an additional document with more detail, called a parenting plan. We explain how to do that below. Then you'll get to skip other possible attachments to FL-341, like FL-341 C, D and E.

What is FL-341?

Form FL-341 describes your basic child custody and visitation arrangements. It can explain a simple visitation schedule, how parents will exchange the children, and how far they can take the children without permission.

Rather than limiting yourself to these checkboxes, you can add detail by attaching a custom parenting plan.

Advantages of adding a parenting plan to FL-341

If you create your plan with Custody X Change, one of the biggest benefits is designing your visitation schedule in a calendar. Visualizing a schedule is much easier with a calendar than with checkboxes.

Your Custody X Change calendar can also remind you about exchanges and calculate your parenting time.

In addition, the Custody X Change parenting plan template lets you choose from hundreds of popular parenting rules that FL-341 doesn't cover. This ensures you get a thorough plan that will work for your family for years to come.

How to add detail to FL-341 with a parenting plan

Let the Custody X Change parenting plan template guide you step-by-step. Add common parenting rules to your plan, as well as custom ones.

The plan will include a visual custody calendar and a written description.

When you're done, check box 8b on form FL-341 and write in the number of pages your parenting plan has. Then attach your parenting plan to FL-341.

As long as your plan is thorough, you'll no longer need to attach FL-341 C, FL-341 D or FL-341 E to FL-341.

Other tips for using FL-341

  • Skip paragraphs that don't apply to you — e.g., paragraph 7 if your case doesn't involve abuse or substance abuse.
  • If your county has a family law facilitator, they may be able to help you complete this form.
  • Most California courts allow you to file forms electronically.

Making a parenting plan with Custody X Change

Custody X Change helps you make a complete parenting plan quickly.

It walks you through common parenting rules you can choose from.

And it helps you create a custody schedule, complete with holidays and school breaks.

With Custody X Change, you can also journal about updates in your situation, store your children's information, track expenses, and more.

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