There are times when modification of a parenting plan makes sense. There could be a relocation issue or the parties simply have outgrown the plan. There could also be evidence of misconduct by one parent against a child. Washington Courts are very careful in deciding whether to grant a modification. Courts give a preference for stability in the child’s living arrangements. However, modifications do happen and are appropriate in certain circumstances.
Modification of a parenting plan follows statutorily requirements under RCW 26.09.260. There are two types of modifications: (1) major and (2) minor. Compliance with the statute is mandatory. The party seeking modification is called the moving party. (more…)