In a family law action involving a minor child (such as a divorce or legal separation) the parties will be required to enter into a Parenting Plan which sets forth the parameters of how and when the parties will exercise custody and control over their children. The Parenting Plan can be reached by agreement or order of the Court, but in either case, must comport with the State’s statutory requirements.
While the parties are encouraged to remain flexible and to consider reasonable compromises when enforcing the plan, if the parents cannot agree on a particular issue, the Parenting Plan provides a clear roadmap for determining each parent’s authority and responsibility.
In the event that there are material changes in the circumstances – such that the Parenting Plan is no longer in the child’s best interest – one of the parties may petition the Court to modify the plan.
If the parties are unable to agree to a residential schedule for their children, the Court will consider the following factors when entering its order:
If you have any questions regarding how to enter, modify or enforce a Parenting Plan, please do not hesitate to call the number listed above, send an email, or use the contact form.
The Mason Family Law Firm represents clients throughout Middle Tennessee, including Davidson County, Williamson County, Dickson County, Cheatham County, Rutherford County, Maury County, Wilson County, Sumner County, and the cities of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, Smyrna, Spring Hill, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, and others at clients’ request.