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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ______________________ COUNTY, KANSAS
In the Matter of:
________________________________
(Name of person who filed the Petition) Case No. _____________________
and
________________________________
(Name of person who did not file the Petition)
PARENTING PLAN
“Petitioner” means the person who filed the Petition.
“Respondent” means the person who did not file the Petition.
“Parties” means the Petitioner and Respondent.
This Parenting Plan is temporary permanent.
Proposed by Petitioner Proposed by Respondent Agreed by Petitioner and Respondent Developed by the
Court.
After due consideration, the Court enters the following Parenting Plan that serves the child(ren)’s best interests on
this _____ day of ________________________, 20_____:
Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This parenting plan applies to the following children:
Full Name of Child Gender Birth Date (Month/Yr) and Age
M F __________________________
M F __________________________
M F __________________________
M F __________________________
M F __________________________
For the purposes of this parenting plan, the following definitions apply:
Parent A is ____________________________________________(insert name), and
Parent B is ____________________________________________(insert name).
Section II. Legal Custody (Decision-Making)
A. Joint Legal Custody. Parents shall have joint legal custody of their minor child(ren). "Joint legal custody"
means that both parents have equal rights to participate in, contribute to, and have responsibility for matters
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of health and education in their child(ren)'s best interests. Neither parent's rights are superior to the other
parent's rights, and they should cooperate to determine what is in their children’s best interests.
B. Sole Legal Custody. Joint legal custody is not in the child(ren)’s best interests. “Sole legal custody means
that the parent granted sole legal custody has the primary right to decide matters of health and education in
the child(ren)'s best interests. The parent not granted sole legal custody may make emergency decisions
affecting the child(ren)’s health or safety when the child(ren) are in that parent's physical care and control.
The grant of sole legal custody to one parent does not deprive the other parent of access to information
regarding the child(ren) unless the court specifically orders, stating the reasons for that determination.
1. Sole legal custody is granted to Parent A Parent B for the following reasons:
a. Agreement of the parents.
b. The other parent is unable or should not be allowed to exercise decision-making because:
_______________________________________________________________________________.
c. There is a danger to the child(ren) because:_____________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.
d. Other: __________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________.
2. Restriction of Information Regarding the Child(ren) to Non Legal Custodian.
The Parent A Parent B is restrained from accessing the child(ren)’s health, educational and
other personal information because of the following specific reasons
:_____________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________.
Section III. Parenting Time Schedule.
Parent A shall have parenting time beginning at ________ am pm ending at ______ am pm as follows:
Parent A’s Weekday Schedule:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent A’s Weekend Schedule:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent A’s Other Times:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent B shall have parenting time beginning at ________ am pm ending at ______ am pm as follows:
Parent B’s Weekday Schedule:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
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____________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent B’s Weekend Schedule:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent B’s Other Times:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
The holiday schedule as set out in the ______________________ (name county) FamilyLaw Guidelines controls
holiday parenting time.
or
The holiday schedule is as follows:
HOLIDAY PARENTING SCHEDULE Parent A
Even/Odd/Every
Parent B
Even/Odd/Every
New Year's Day: From ___________(day) at ______ (time)
until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Spring Break: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Spring Break: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Memorial Day/weekend: From ___________(day) at
______ (time) until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Mother’s Day: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Father’s Day/Weekend: From ___________(day) at
______ (time) until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Independence Day: From ___________(day) at ______ (time)
until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Labor Day/weekend: From ___________(day) at ______
(time) until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Halloween: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Thanksgiving Day/weekend: From ___________(day) at
______ (time) until ________________(day) at ______ (time)
Winter Break: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
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HOLIDAY PARENTING SCHEDULE Parent A
Even/Odd/Every
Parent B
Even/Odd/Every
Winter Break: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Other: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Other: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Other: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Other: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Other: From ___________(day) at ______ (time) until
________________(day) at ______ (time)
Section IV. Dispute Resolution Process
Disputes between the parents, other than about child support, shall be submitted to:
Mediation by:______________________________________________________________(name of mediator)
The following dispute resolution method: _______________________________________________________.
Section V. Military Deployment, Mobilization, or Unaccompanied Tour
Parent A Parent B is a military servicemember and the following shall apply upon notice of deployment,
mobilization, temporary duty, or unaccompanied tour:
1. A parent receiving deployment, mobilization, temporary duty or unaccompanied tour orders from the
military shall be considered a “deployed parent.”
2. The absence, relocation or failure to comply with a parenting order by a “deployed parent,” shall not by
itself constitute a material change in circumstances to make any permanent change to the parenting plan.
3. Any court order limiting previously ordered parenting rights due to the parent's deployment, mobilization,
temporary duty, or unaccompanied tour shall state that event as its basis and shall constitute only a “temporary
order.”
4. The nondeploying parent shall provide the court and deployed parent at least 30 days advance written
notice of any change of address or telephone number.
5. The nondeploying parent shall reasonably accommodate the deployed parent’s leave schedule.
6. The nondeploying parent shall facilitate telephone and electronic communication between the children and
the deployed parent.
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7. The deployed parent shall provide the nondeployed parent with timely information about the deployed
parent’s anticipated deployment, leave during deployment, and release from deployment.
8. During deployment, mobilization, temporary duty, or unaccompanied tour, the parents shall make decisions
about the child(ren) by the following methods:
______________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________.
9. During deployment, mobilization, temporary duty, or unaccompanied tour, the child(ren) shall live with:
Parent A Parent B Other
___________________________________________________________and the deployed parent shall have the
following parenting time with the child when available: __________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________.
Section VI. Address-Change
A. Each parent shall notify the other parent of any address change in writing no less than 30 days before
changing address by sending written notice to the other parent by certified mail – restricted delivery, return receipt
requested, at that other parent’s last known address.
B. Each parent shall notify the other parent of any plan to remove any child(ren) from the State of Kansas for
more than 90 days by sending written notice to the other parent by certified mail – restricted delivery, return receipt
requested, at that other parent’s last known address.
C. A parent is not required to give written notice of removal to the other parent under either (A) or (B) if the
other parent has been convicted of a crime specified in Article 34 (crimes against persons), Article 35 (sex offenses),
or Article 36 (crimes affecting family relationships and children) of Chapter 21 (Crimes and Punishments) of the
Kansas Statutes Annotated to which the child(ren) was the victim.
Section VII. Other Requirements
Other requirements for this parenting plan: ______________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________.
Section VIII. Signatures: Required if agreed upon by the parties.
Parent A Parent B
Name: X____________________________________ Name: X______________________________________
(Signature) (Signature)
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Name: _____________________________________ Name: _______________________________________
(Printed) (Printed)
Address: ___________________________________ Address: _____________________________________
___________________________________ _____________________________________
___________________________________ _____________________________________
Telephone: _________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________
Date Signed: ________________________________ Date Signed: __________________________________
Attorney (if any): ____________________________ Attorney (if any): _______________________________
(Signature) (Signature)
Attorney (if any): ____________________________ Attorney (if any): _______________________________
(Printed) (Printed)
APPROVED THIS _____DAY OF ___________________, 20______.
______________________________________
DISTRICT JUDGE
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