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Parental Responsibilities

Parental Responsibilities is comprised of two main components that factor into the overall childcare plan. The first is parenting time. This is the scheduled overnights when your child is physically with you or the other party. This would also include vacation time and holiday parenting time. The second, is decision making. Decision making refers to who will make the major decisions regarding the child. Before your divorce, this area of parental responsibilities refers to decisions you would have made with your then spouse. These are things such as religion, education, medical care and extracurriculars. In cases where the parents cannot communicate effectively, the court can award sole decision making to one of the parents.