Informal Modifications Are Not Enforceable
Parents who share child custody often try to amend the parenting plan informally. They may make oral agreements, written contracts, or even sworn affidavits. However, none of these informal changes are legally binding and will not hold up in court. Parenting plan modifications need to be done through the court system if parents wish for them to be enforceable. If a modification to the parenting plan is not signed by a judge, it cannot be enforced.