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How does a court make decisions about parenting plans?

As a parent beginning the divorce process, one of your main concerns may be about your ability to be with your child and make decisions that affect his or her well-being. Washington courts prefer parents to work together to form a mutually agreeable parenting plan whenever possible. This means that most likely you and your child’s other parent will work together to decide where your child will live and who will be able to make decisions regarding your child’s upbringing.

However, if you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, you may each submit a parenting plan to the court, and the court will decide on a parenting plan. When the court must decide on a parenting arrangement, it do so based on the best interests of your child.

Summer Plans

Working parents always face the decision of what to do with their school aged children during the summer break from school. Do you place them in day care, camp, or send them to a relative's home? It is even more complicated when the parents are divorced. As they age into the teen years, the schedule gets even more complicated with summer jobs, sports, and special interests.

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