What is a Parenting Plan?
A parenting plan is a required document that defines all child custody matters and is filed with the court. It explains the parties’ agreement (or the court’s order) regarding visitation, legal decision making, transportation, and many other topics related to the parties’ children. Because it guides the parties on all post-divorce related matters pertaining to their children, we consider it the most crucial child custody document in Georgia. Like most areas of Georgia law related to divorce, if the parties cannot agree, the judge will make the ultimate decision considering proposals submitted by each parent and the best interests of the child.