Custody and Parenting Plan [file: custody.rtf] CUSTODY SCHEDULE/PARENTING PLAN OF ^ (hereinafter “Mother”) and ^ (hereinafter “Father”) 1. CUSTODY. Father and mother shall have joint legal and joint physical custody of their minor child/children, namely:___________________________________________________________________. 2. LEGAL NAME. ^ shall be legally and publicly known under the surname (last name) of ^. 3. PRIMARY RESIDENCE. ^ shall reside in his/her/their ^’s residence except for the specific time hereinafter stated when ^ will be in his/her/their ^’s residence. 4. WEEKEND VISITATION. ^ shall be with the ^ every weekend. The weekend shall be from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. 5. SUMMER SCHEDULE. ^ shall be entitled to have ^ with him/her for the summer vacation from school subject to ^’s right to have ^ with him/her every weekend. ^’s weekend shall be from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. 6. MOTHER’S DAY. ^ shall be with his/her/their mother for every Mother’s Day for the entire Mother’s Day weekend. The Mother’s Day weekend shall be from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Monday morning. 7. FATHER’S DAY. ^ shall be with his/her/their father for every Father’s Day for the entire Father’s Day weekend. The Father’s Day weekend shall be from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Monday Morning. 8. MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY. ^ shall be with his/her/their mother for mother’s birthday for a reasonable period of time. 9. FATHER’S BIRTHDAY. ^ shall be with his/her/their father for father’s birthday for a reasonable period of time. 10. HOLIDAYS. Holidays shall be alternated as follows: Holiday Years ending in even # Years ending in odd # A) Thanksgiving from Wednesday Father Mother afternoon until Monday morning B) First half of Christmas Vacation Mother Father from day school is out until 12:00 noon on December 27th C) Second half of Christmas Father Mother vacation from 12:00 noon on December 27th until day school starts in January D) Child’s Birthday E) Easter Sunday weekend from Mother Father when school is out on Friday before Easter until Monday Morning F) Spring Break from day school is Father Mother out until the day school starts after spring break G) Memorial Day weekend Friday Father Mother evening before Memorial Day until Tuesday morning after Memorial Day H) 4th of July If 4th is a weekend, Mother Father then the 4th shall include the entire weekend. If the 4th is not a weekend, then the holiday shall be from July 3 at noon until July 5 at noon I) Labor Day weekend from when Mother Father school is out on Friday prior to Labor Day until Tuesday morning when school starts after Labor Day J) President’s Day weekend from Father Mother Friday afternoon until Tuesday morning K) Halloween evening Father Mother L) Martin Luther King Day from Father Mother when school is out on Friday prior to Martin Luther King Day until Tuesday morning when School starts after Martin Luther King Day 11. TRANSPORTATION. The parent who is receiving ^ will transport ^. Each parent will deliver and return ^’s belongings at the same time a parent delivers and returns ^. Each parent may keep separate supplies of clothes, books and personal belongings for ^ at his or her home. We will help ^ to remember to take belongings when going to the other parent’s home. We realize this is difficult for ^ and will take a lot of effort on both our parts so ^ will have the personal belongings and school supplies needed. 12. RELATIONSHIPS IMPORTANT TO ^. We recognize that ^ will benefit from maintaining ties with relatives and people important to ^ and we each agree to help ^ continue to be with these people from time to time. 13. DAY TO DAY DECISIONS AND MAJOR DECISIONS. We recognize decision-making is an important part of parenting and we agree that the parent ^ is/are living with will make decisions about ^’s day to day care and control. 14. EDUCATION. We agree to share information about ^’s school progress, behavior and events with the other parent. Each of us has the right to be informed about and attend conferences with ^’s teachers and counselors, and to have full access to ^’s grades and other records, and so we each will communicate with ^’s schools to stay informed. We realize college of technical training is important for ^ and we will encourage and support ^’s efforts for further education. Major decisions about education will be made by each parent together. Each parent will ensure that school lists and information on parents will include both mother and father. When school or other similar activity pictures are to be taken, each parent will be provided with the opportunity, in advance and at their cost, to order pictures. The parent receiving the order packet will inform the other parent of the picture opportunity. 15. HEALTH CARE. We each have authority to consent to emergency medical treatment for ^ when needed. Our intent is to take care of the medical emergency first and communicate with the other parent as soon as possible. We each have the right to ^’s medical information and records, and we will communicate with each other on major health care for ^. However, major decisions about health care will be made by mother and father together. 16. CHILD CARE. If child care is needed overnight by one parent, when practical, mother and father agree to offer the other parent the opportunity to provide this care before seeking someone else to care for ^. Major decisions about ^ will be made by mother and father together. 17. COMMUNICATION. During separation from ^, we each agree to maintain frequent contact with ^ by phone, letter, postcards. Likewise, we each agree to encourage and help ^ communicate frequently with the other parent by phone, letter, etc. We also agree to allow the other parent to know the address and telephone number where ^ can be reached any time ^ is/are away from home for more than twenty-four (24) hours. 18. SAFETY. We agree not to compromise the safety of ^. We each agree not to leave ^ unattended until he/she/they is/are of an appropriate age. 19. OTHER. We each agree to communicate with the other parent prior to moving from out current residence because a move could affect the nature of this parenting arrangement. In case of a move, our communication would focus on how we can still be involved as parents in a way that would meet the needs of ^. As ^ grows and changes and our live situations change, we realize we will need to be flexible and cooperative, and will willingly leave lines of communication open in our new business like parenting arrangement to meet the needs of our restructured families. Neither party will change residence of ^ beyond ^ county without the written consent of both parties or a court order. We each agree to be reasonable when the other parent requests permission to take ^ out of the state of Idaho. If one parent does not follow a provision of this Parenting Plan, we each agree that the other parent’s obligations under the Plan are not affected. When we cannot agree on the application of any part of this Parenting Plan, we each agree to make a good faith effort to resolve our differences through mediation. We agree not to disparage directly or indirectly each other or each other’s spouse or “significant other” to ^ of in ^’s presence. 20. PRIORITY ON VISITS. Holidays and other special occasions shall supersede normal weekend visits.