In divorce cases involving children, custody modification, and legitimation cases, the Court requires the entry of a Parenting Plan. A Parenting Plan is a document that outlines each parents’ custodial time with the minor children, including weekdays, weekends, holidays, telephone contact, and other custodial provisions.

Typically, a Parenting Plan will be incorporated into a Final Order, but these documents can also be issued on a temporary or interim basis while the litigation is still pending. Since the Parenting Plan is a key and crucial document, it is simply necessary that a parent involved in custody litigation seek to hire a qualified lawyer experienced in divorce and custody cases.


Georgia Code §19-9-1 – Parenting plans; requirements for plan