Q: What is the difference between a “parenting plan” and a “parenting time schedule”?
A: A parenting time schedule and a parenting plan are not the same thing. In Minnesota, the rights and responsibilities of each parent may be set forth in either a custody order or a parenting plan, but not both. Custody orders and parenting plans are governed by different statutes and have different requirements. However, every custody order and every parenting plan must contain a parenting time schedule.