As famous in Half I of this sequence, folks may be interested by a platonic parenting association for a variety of completely different causes. Some individuals imagine that by avoiding marriage or extra “conventional” partnerships, they shield themselves from the chance of divorce litigation or different household courtroom proceedings. Some additional imagine that by lowering a platonic parenting plan to a written settlement signed by each events, the doc would in some way fully protect and immunize them towards the opportunity of contentious, costly, and emotionally disturbing courtroom battles.
Such a sweeping perception, nevertheless, is inaccurate, particularly if the “platonic” mother and father who entered the settlement turn out to be “feuding and contentious” mother and father over any variety of child-related points that will come up. In such circumstances, when coping with the very best curiosity of youngsters, household courts usually have an inherent capability, upon utility, to overview written parenting agreements, and if deemed acceptable and affordable, to enter orders with provisions completely different from the unique settlement.