Parenting Agreements

A parenting agreement usually reflects substantial effort on the part of parents to communicate with each other and act in concert, during a difficult time, regarding their child's welfare.  Such an agreement can initially establish harmony rather than conflict as the touchstone of the parties' post-divorce relationship, as they continue to make decisions affecting their child. Although the court is not legally bound by any parenting agreement, and must in every case consider a child's best interests in entering a custody and visitation order, a judge will invariably regard such an agreement with considerable deference and respect, implementing it in the absence of evidence indicating that it is no longer appropriate.

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