A parenting plan is a legally recognised agreement between parents which sets out the care arrangements and parental responsibility for their children.
Parenting plans can deal with a variety of issues, including when the children are staying with either parent, schooling arrangements, what happens on birthdays, holidays and special occasions and how parents will communicate regarding the children.
As an experienced family lawyer, our mediator will draft a professional parenting plan with the parents during the mediation. This ensures that the agreement is properly recorded and avoids future disputes about the parenting arrangements.
Parenting plans are a very flexible agreement and can easily be updated if both parents agree. This is helpful as children grow and their needs change.