Often, a Parenting Plan will include much more detail and guidance for the parents to follow into the future, as opposed to a custody order issued by the Court. A Parenting Plan is an agreement reached by both parents as a result of having discussions and negotiations regarding what is in their children’s best interests. Not only will the physical custody schedule and legal custody be detailed in the parenting plan, but other topics such as: making day-to-day decisions for the children, choosing their extracurricular activities, transportation, holiday visitation, vacations, co-parenting communication procedures, dispute resolution techniques, relocation parameters, and so on. The people who know the children best, their parents, create a plan for their children’s future that is tailored the unique needs of their children. If possible, it is always a better choice for the children, and the family as a whole, to have a parenting plan that is created by the parents rather than having a Court dictate the details of how the children will be raised.