I found out today my ex got remarried...she is not a quality person...will this affect, or have any sway on my request to modify my parenting plan? Do i need her approval for anything? Does the parenting plan still only legally involve me, my ex, and my kids?
"Does the parenting plan still only legally involve me, my ex, and my kids?" You, the father, and the children will always be the only persons in the parenting plan. However, as a practical matter, he likely will have his new wife do some or all of the day to day parenting of the children. She may be driving them to school, medical appointments. She may be the one deciding when and what punishments should be given to them.
"she is not a quality person." If she has a criminal law history for violence, for drug or alcohol abuse, for sex crimes, or another statutory factor, you can ask the court to prohibit the father from allowing her to be with the children.
"Do i need her approval for anything?" Legally, you do not need her approval for dealing with your children. However, unless there is really something wrong with the new wife, you likely will be better off in the long run to get her to be on your side as she likely will be living with your children for a long time.
You should review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
When you make a remark such as "she is not a quality person" you have said nothing that helps. You have to be specific about this statement. Is she an alcoholic or drug addict? Is she a Republican while everyone else is a Democrat? Does she not go to the same church that you attend?
Depending on how she fails as a person can have an affect on the Parenting Plan but the term is "May" not will.
You also fail to say whether or not you have placement of the children or if your Petition to Modify is to change custody. Again, that plays a large part in any parenting plan.
As to the last question the answer is "sort of". Legally, Parenting Plans, just like child support, relate only to the parties and their children but reality is that she is now an integral part of the family and will have constant contact with the children so while the Plan only relates to you and the kids you cannot ignore her position in the total scheme of things.
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