Check your state custody procedures to find out how to submit your agreement. You may need to submit some documents or you may be able to submit your own written plan. Once the parents have finished drafting the custody agreement, they will be able to choose for their own lawyers to check the document and then sign it, either in front of their lawyers or in front of witnesses and a notary. The agreement can remain an informal agreement between the parents or the parents can file the document in court if desired or by an already existing court decision. Parents must keep copies of this document for themselves to which they can refer in the event of a dispute, misunderstanding or desire to establish a written amendment to the agreement. This allows parents to give their partner rights in the upbringing of children without actually sacrificing their own rights. However, many states do not allow or may restrict these agreements due to the nature of your relationship. So there are a number of parental relationships that may require a legal agreement on co-parenting. Our model is comprehensive, but also versatile, as additional or alternative provisions regarding holiday visits, departure agreements, parental drug or alcohol use or temporary emergency injunctions can be included to meet the needs of each family. In the event of a breakdown of an educational plan, the court must be alerted. . .