When North Carolina parents who have young children go through a divorce, they may think a parenting plan is just another piece of paperwork to complete. However, these plans can have value when parents take the time to consider what will happen with their children once a marriage ends.
Ideally, a parenting plan serves as a guide to assist with scheduling and the changing needs of a child. In most cases, parents share legal custody. This means both parents have an input on major decisions while each parent makes day-to-day choices when having physical custody. In regards to physical custody, the parenting plan shows how a child’s time will be split between the parents.