"This Parental Rights Agreement was written as a non-contested agreement. Both Parents agreed to the Shared Parental Rights Agreement, as well as sharing in all other events in their child(ren)'s lives. Because of that, the parents saved allot of court time, and money. All that is needed are the forms you received from the Clerk of Courts, the signed "agreement", ( by you, the other parent (if not contested,) and a Notary ) and the "Certificate in Lieu of Case Management Conference" form, ( if not contested ). Once the agreement and the Certificate in Lieu are filed along with the original paperwork from the Clerk of Courts, you both should have only one court date to attend! If you both agree, what is there to argue about? As long as the Child Support issue is NOT an issue, ruling on this Parental Rights Agreement should be pretty easy and stress free. Both Parents doing what is best for the child(ren) will always get a judge's approval. You will also save $120.00 and a lot of aggravation for your family, friends, and other social outlets, who may have been questioned by an Appointed Guardian Ad Litem. No matter how you change this agreement, your willingness to do what is in the best interest of the child(ren) is what is important. On The other hand, if no negotiation seems possible, even after offering a "plan" to the other parent, you should find that having a starting point will help the Mediator determine what you are asking for and what can be negotiated. Remember what I said. If there is no real reason to not allow your requests, the chances of those requests being accepted, are very good. Good Luck!"
"Here is the Parental Rights and Responsibility Agreement I mentioned. This agreement deals with a Shared Parental Rights agreement and if it needs to be adjusted to fit your needs, please do so. Remember, It is just a place to start. You will notice that this agreement deals with No Change of where the child(ren) live, and the issue of Child Support should be already established, or will be established by D.H.H.S."

P = Plaintiff's Full Name
D= Defendant's Full Name
C= Child(ren)'s Full Names


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State Of Maine ```
District Court
Location: Cumberland
Docket Number ______________________
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P_______ and D ________ also agree to communicate in advance all major decisions concerning the welfare of C ________. Each also agrees not to argue with each other in front of C _________ and they shall not discuss the other parent in disparaging terms to C _________.
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PRIMARY RESIDENCE - Both P _______ and D _______ agree at this time that it is in the best interest of C _________ not to interrupt the current living arrangement and C _______ shall live primarily with ___________
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NOTICE OF RELOCATION - (Parent's Name with physical custody ) agrees to give ( Other Parent ) at least 30 days notice before the intended relocation of C _________ due to leaving or moving from the residence. If the relocation must occur in less than 30 days, ( Parent's Name With Physical Custody) agrees to provide notice as soon as possible to ( Other Parent )
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ACCESS TO CHILDRENíS RECORDS - Both P _________ and D ________ agree that each shall have equal and unrestricted access to C __________ records, including, but not limited to, medical, dental and school records, whether or not the child(ren) resides with the parent seeking such records and information.
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CHILD SUPPORT - The issue of child support: ( has been or is being,) established by the Department of Human Services. A copy of the "Certificate in Lieu of Case Management Conference" and this agreement will be sent to the Department of Human Services, Child Support Services.
"If this is agreement is contested, or the issue of Child Support has NOT been established, you cannot use the "Certificate in Lieu" form. Delete what I have underlined if necessary."
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PARENT - CHILD CONTACT - ( Parent With Physical Custody ) and ( Other Parent ) agree that ( Other Parent ) shall have the following parent - child contact with the C _________
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(A) - Weekend Visits - Every other weekend, from Friday after school to Sunday at 6 P.M.; provided, however, in the event that C ____________ does not have school on the Monday following a visitation weekend, then such visitation weekend shall be extended to said following Monday at 6 P.M.
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(B) - Summer Visits - Fours weeks during the summer to include two weeks at the beginning and two weeks later in the summer vacation, unless both P ____________ and D _________________ mutually agree otherwise.
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(C) - Christmas - In all even numbered years from Christmas Eve at 12:00 P.M. to Christmas Day at 12:00 P.M. In all odd numbered years, from Christmas Day at 12:00 P.M. to December 26th at 7:00 P.M.
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(D) - Other Holidays - In all even numbered years from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on the day of the following holidays: Easter; Memorial Day; Labor Day; and Veterans Day. In all odd numbered years from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on the following holidays: Independence Day; Columbus Day; and Thanksgiving.
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(E) - School Vacations - ( Parent Without Physical Custody ) shall have additional rights to visit with and be visited with C ___________ as follows:
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(1.) In all even numbered years: The February School Vacation period from after school on the first day to 7:00 P.M. of the last day of the vacation period.
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(2.) In all odd numbered years: The April School Vacation period from after school of the first day to 7:00 P.M. of the last day of the vacation period.
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(F) - Birthdays - ( Other Parent ) shall have the right to visit with C ______ from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on their birthday in all odd numbered years.
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(G) - Fatherís Day - C _______ shall be with ____________ on Fatherís Day from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. in any year in which Fatherís Day falls on ( Other Parent's) contact time or as mutually agreed upon by both P ______and D ________ "This can be changed to "Mother's Day" if the Father has physical custody."
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(I) - Other Contact - Such other and further reasonable contact as both parents may mutually agree. P ________ and D ________ each agree that each parent shall have reasonable telephone contact with C __________ while they are in the other parentís home.
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(J) - Interference With Contact - Neither parent shall interfere with the other parentís contact rights established in this agreement.
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This agreement is being filed with the court and is in effect on the date noted below. Both parties are aware that at anytime, each has a right to file a "Motion to Modify." and ask the court to change some, or all of this agreement. "This sentence is included if this agreement is NOT being contested." (delete sentence below)
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This agreement is being filed with the court and the Plaintiff respectfully prays that the court approves and orders the above Parental Rights Agreement. The Plaintiff is aware that at anytime, each parent has a right to file a "Motion to Modify" and ask the court to change some or all of this agreement. "This sentence is included if this agreement IS being contested." (delete sentence above)
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________Defendant's Name "If Contested, Delete Defendant's Name"
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Personally appeared the above named Plaintiff ( and Defendant ) If NOT contested and signed and made oath to the truth of the statements in the above agreement, before me.
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