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Parent Communication Provision Examples

You can pick and choose from these provisions about communication between parents 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 parent communication. Your plan can have extra provisions along with the required ones.

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Topics of communication

  • The parents will not communicate about topics unrelated to the child.
  • The parent who first learns of a school assignment or assessment must inform the other parent in a timely manner if the child will need to work on or prepare for it when the other parent cares for the child.
  • Each parent must get the other's approval before scheduling, encouraging or consenting to activities for the child that occur during the other parent's parenting time. This applies to activities like health appointments, work shifts, and time with friends, but not to repeating extracurricular activities like sports practices.

Etiquette for communications

  • All communication between the parents must be respectful.
  • The parents must not use the child as messenger between them.
  • Neither parent may record video or audio of the other parent without first receiving consent from the parent to be recorded.

Response time

  • Each parent must respond to questions or requests within __ days of when the other parent sends or shares them.

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For provisions about parent communication, you'll work mostly in the app's "communication between parents" category. It includes the provisions you see above, plus many others.

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