MODEL PARALLEL PARENTING PLAN ORDER
The court concludes the parties are high conflict parents, as defined in the
Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. The court finds high conflict because of the
___ a pattern of ongoing litigation;
___ chronic anger and distrust;
___ inability to communicate about the child;
___ inability to cooperate in the care of the child; or
___ other behaviors placing the child’s well-being at risk:
[OR The court finds parallel parenting is appropriate to phase out
supervised parenting time.]
Accordingly, the court deviates from the Indiana Parenting Time
Guidelines, and now Orders the following Parallel Parenting Plan.
1. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DECISION-MAKING
1.1 Each parent has a responsibility to provide for the physical and emotional
needs of the child. Both parents are very important to the child and the child
needs both parents to be active parents throughout their lives. Both parents must
respect each parent's separate role with the child. Each parent must put the
child's needs first in planning and making arrangements involving the child.
1.2 When the child is scheduled to be with Father, then Father is the “on-duty”
parent. When the child is scheduled to be with Mother, then Mother is the “on-
1.3 The on-duty parent shall make decisions about the day to day care and
control of the child.
1.4 This decision making is not to be confused with legal custody decision
making concerning education, health care and religious upbringing of the child.
These more significant decisions continue to be the exclusive responsibility of the
parent who has been designated as the sole custodial parent.
1.5 In making decisions about the day to day care and control of the child,
neither parent shall schedule activities for the child during the time the other
parent is on-duty without prior agreement of the on-duty parent.