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Rule 18: Shared Parenting; Parenting Time Guidelines

(A) Shared Parenting Plan. 
If the parties are seeking shared parenting as defined in O.R.C. 3109.04(J), the plan that the parties are required to submit to the Court shall include provisions covering all factors that are relevant to the care of the children, including, but not limited to, physical living arrangements, child support obligations, children’s medical and dental care, school placement and parenting time.        

(B) Procedure. 
In all cases, the plan shall be submitted as a separate exhibit.  If the parties to a dissolution of marriage are seeking shared parenting, the plan shall be filed with the petition for dissolution.  In other cases, the plan shall be filed at least 30 days prior to the trial or hearing on the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.        

(C) Standard Parenting Time Guidelines. 
The Court's Parenting Time Guidelines, as amended from time to time, shall be adopted as the order of parenting time in the absence of an agreement of the parties or other Court order of parenting.  The 
Parenting Time Guidelines are available on the Court's website.  

(Effective July 1, 1991.  Amended effective January 1, 2008; March 1, 2014.)       

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