Bainbridge Island, WA asked in Family Law for Washington

Q: The following passage in quotes is part of my final parenting-"Both parents may attend the children's educational and

extracurricular activities and volunteer and participate as appropriate for parents and shall not have contact with one another at those events". How is the word "contact" defined here? Physical contact? verbal contact? visual contact?

Thank you for your clear response.

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A: It sounds like "contact" would be reasonably defined as all forms of contact, be it physical, verbal, visual, and so on. That type of clause is typically included where parents are high conflict, so to be safe you might want to avoid all types of contact. It'd be a good idea to have a lawyer review the parenting plan with you. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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