Shared parenting plans vary widely in their assignments of time and responsibilities that each parent may have with the children.
Shared parenting plans must look out for the child’s best interests and should encourage the children to love and respect the other parent.
To foster healing and growth, shared parenting plans can provide that the parents shall share in making decisions for the children.
It is important to remember that shared parenting plans do not take away a parent’s right to child support.
Even when the parents spend equal amounts of time with the children this does not mean that one parent will not be responsible for paying child support.