In Massachusetts a “Parenting Plan” is similar to a “Visitation Plan”.  It can talk about details of the time that the children spend with each parent. It can be very detailed oriented with specific times, dates, holidays, vacations, summer vacations, out of state, the ways that the parents can contact each other, and a variety of different details can be listed.  Other times it can be more liberal and open ended with something called “a Reasonable See and Take Visitation” or there can be a hybrid with some specific days listed, but also flexibility.  It just depends in large part on each family in terms of the pros and cons of the specific parenting plan.