Parenting Plan Resources

Parenting Plan Information

The first agreement that we generally work on is the Parenting Plan.  It is the area which couples tend to have the most agreement.  Working together to plan your children’s future helps build confidence that you can end your marriage peacefully. It is also the agreement which courts allow the most flexibility. Judges trust that that you know your children needs best and generally support decisions that the two of you make together.

The Washington state template follows.  It is bare bones.  I help you customize this document to fit your unique family’s needs and establish a communication plan which will aid you in working through differences if you disagree.  

WA Parenting Plan Template

Parenting Plan Legal Guidelines

Parenting Plan Ideas
Parenting plans are as unique as the families that write them, and there are a number of resources that can help you craft the perfect plan. Below are some examples of guidelines and resources. Oregon and Arizona are two states that offer information. They are by no means the only options and my purpose in giving them to you is to get you thinking outside the box. Don’t feel constrained by these ideas

Arizona Parenting Plan Ideas


Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart

Resources on Ages and Stages of Development

Family Court Services Recommendations for Developing Parenting Plans for Birth through Three

Birth to 36 Months

Three to Five Years

Six to Twelve Years

Thirteen to 18 Years

I hope you find this information useful.  Feel free to contact me for more information or to request additional resources.

Have Questions?

Call 360-524-1762 to speak to Laura Hall or email