Be Wary of the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing - The Shared Parenting Plan with Exceptions
A common negotiation tool when parties dispute custodial rights to children is to disguise a sole custody arrangement into a shared parenting plan. Some of the main issues relating to custodial rights in a shared parenting plan are medical decision-making and school placement, among others. If a shared parenting plan designates one parent as the final decision maker for medical decision-making and school placement purposes that agreement is effectively a sole custody agreement. Be wary of the wolf in sheep’s clothing!