Parenting Plan

A Parenting Plan documents the arrangements for the children, worked out between parents after they separate, and typically covers the practical issues of parenting which helps to avoid disagreement in the future.

The Plan helps to clarify the arrangements you need to put in place to care for your children after separation, without having to go to court. It can help you in dealings with your children’s other parent or carer, and it asks parents to put the best interests of their children first.

There are many benefits of making a Parenting Plan:

i) it will help everyone involved know what is expected of them;

ii)  it acts as a valuable reference to go back to; and

iii) it sets out practical decisions about the children, such as living arrangements, education and health care.

If you do go to Court in the future, it is likely that judges will expect you to have at least started a Parenting Plan.

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