Allocation judgments are the judicial allocation of parental responsibilities in cases of divorce for couples with children. To a large extent, allocation judgments are determined by a proposed parenting plan submitted by both spouses to the judge. The parenting plan, which allocates significant decision-making responsibilities, should usually be submitted within 120 days from the date of the receipt of court papers by the respondent.
If the parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, the judge imposes the allocation judgment based on:
The 2 essential decisions considered in allocation judgments are:
The 4 significant decision-making responsibilities that will be included in allocation judgments are:
The purpose of parenting classes in allocation judgments is to teach parents how to:
Failure to comply with allocation judgments can have significant consequences if the court feels that the best interests of the children have been compromised. It can result in contempt of court charges or fines. If you have concerns regarding allocation judgments, contact our experienced family law attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, today to schedule a consultation!
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