Understanding Washington State Proposed Parenting Plan

If you are filing for divorce in the state of Washington and you have children that are a product of the marriage that you are seeking to dissolve, you may have already spoken with an attorney who can help guide you through the process. Dissolving a marriage in which children are involved is no laughing matter, and the state of Washington does what it can to ensure that the needs of all children of divorce are met to the fullest extent possible.

One of the forms required by the state of Washington’s superior court, during divorce proceedings where children are involved, is a form called the proposed parenting plan. The proposed parenting plan is a form that seeks to ensure that both members of the soon to be dissolved marriage are involved in their children’s lives and rearing.

The proposed parenting plan must outline the following things in order to be accepted as valid by the court: first, the proposed parenting plan must declare the parent with whom the child will live; second, it must outline a proposed visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent (it must also declare whether or not visits from the non-custodial parent should be supervised); finally, the proposed parenting plan must outline how major decisions about the children will be made, including decisions about religion and education.

If you are filing for divorce in the state of Washington, it is imperative that you do what you must to promote the health and well-being of your children. The proposed parenting plan is one part of that promotion.

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