65 Madison Ave · Suite 420 · Morristown, NJ · 07960

¡Attention TAC People!

Press 'p' on your keyboard to make this palette go away.

Max width: 1200px
Color Hex R G B
Blue from Logo#003d65 0 61 101
Darker Blue#021020 2 16 32
Red from Logo#780500 120 5 0
Darker Red#400000 64 0 0
Gray from Modern Firm Site#f3f2ed 243 242 237
Bright, Light Blue#ccebff 204 235 255
Form Input Background Blue#accfe6 172 207 230
Slightly Darker Blue#002e4d 0 46 77
Slightly Darker Gray#e6e5e0 0 46 77
Darker Gray#cccbc7 0 46 77
Lighter Logo Blue#005c99 204 235 255
Login Link Blue#598fb3 89 143 179
Slighty Lighter Red#99150f 153 21 15
Slighty Darker Gray#b3b2ae 179 178 174
Hunter Green#013b23 1 59 35
Lighter Green #025935 ? ? ?
Beige Charcoal #1f1e1e ? ? ?
"Metallic Gold" #D4AF37 ? ? ?
"Darker Green" #012e1b ? ? ?

Parenting Plans May Help Parents Stay Involved

By implementing a parenting plan into their lives, New Jersey parents can provide a pattern of consistency and help to promote a healthy emotional foundation for their child. Aside from establishing regularly scheduled visits between a parent and the child, plans can confirm how each parent will contribute to, and make decisions regarding, the child’s education, religion and medical attention.

Courts understand that in parenting plans, each parent’s input is necessary in understanding and applying the best approach to a child’s developmental and emotional requirements. The parenting plan should take into consideration the child’s age, current educational schedule and any extracurricular activities as well as each parent’s schedule and responsibilities. Holidays and special occasions can also be addressed so that each parent is ensured quality time with the child on meaningful days.

Even though the parents may have had a hand in creating the parenting plan, once it is filed with the court, it becomes a court order, and a parent’s noncompliance with the order is subject to legal action. Situations in which a parent is denying the other parent time with the child or where a parent does not take the opportunity to spend time with the child can lead to modification of the order, a monetary fine and even jail time if laws are violated.

A parenting plan is a good strategy for allowing both parents access to quality time with their child, but if the parents cannot reach an agreement on some or most issues, discussing concerns or questions with an attorney may help. Alternatively, parents who have previously established a parenting plan may need to make modifications to reflect their child’s evolving needs, so an attorney may be able to answer any questions as well as offer assistance and guidance in revising the parenting plan.

Source: New Jersey Judiciary, “Parenting Time: A Child’s Right”, accessed on Jan. 13, 2015

Begin Your Conversation

  • Disclaimer: Contacting our firm via the internet does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information through this form.

Contact Our Morris County Office



Morristown / Morris County Law Office

65 Madison Ave

Suite 420

Morristown, NJ 07960

Morris County Mediation Office Map