Parenting Time and Exchanges Provision Examples

You can pick and choose from these parenting time and exchange provisions to include in your parenting plan.

These example provisions are flexible. You can include parts of them or alter the wording to fit your situation. You can also write additional provisions for your plan.

Check your location's custody guidelines to find out if your plan must include certain provisions about parenting time and exchanges. Your plan can have extra provisions along with the required ones.

You'll find many more provisions in the Custody X Change parenting plan template.

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Parenting time

  • Parents must request any temporary changes to the parenting time schedule at least __ days in advance. When an emergency or unforeseen circumstance (such as a child's illness) makes shorter notice necessary, the parents must notify each other as soon as possible.
  • Both parents will share the parenting time schedule with their respective employers. If either parent has a work obligation during their parenting time, that parent will try to adjust their work schedule by coordinating with their employer or a coworker.
  • Each parent will be allowed to take the child to funerals, births, weddings, graduations, or events of similar significance during the other parent's parenting time, as reasonable.

Exchange location

  • The exchange location when Parent A receives the child will be __________ or, if the exchange happens at the start or end of the child's school day, at the child's school.
  • The exchange location when Parent B receives the child will be __________ or, if the exchange happens at the start or end of the child's school day, at the child's school.
  • The parents must agree in advance on any changes to exchange location.

Interaction during exchanges

  • Neither parent will display anger or use profanity or sarcasm during exchanges.
  • During exchanges, the parents must not interact. Each must remain in their car or home, or they must keep at least __ feet away from each other.
  • The parents will not allow the following person(s) to be at the exchange location during an exchange: (names go here)

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For provisions about parenting time and exchanges, you'll work mostly in the app's "changes to parenting time" and "exchanges" categories. They include the provisions you see above, plus many others.

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