A parenting plan details the parenting arrangements for a child or children of a relationship. The parenting plan will outline a schedule of the times that each parent will have with the child or children. It may include agreed decisions about education, medical care and other issues.
Mediation is one of the ways to establish a practical parenting plan that will be in the best interests of your child or children. A mediator can help you negotiate with the other parent to develop a practical, workable parenting plan.
A well-prepared parenting plan that meets the needs of the children and is agreed to by both parents will avoid future conflicts that come from a lack of guidelines and may lead to costly disputes of court action.
The type of parenting plan that works best is one that provides both parents with time to continue to nurture their relationship with their child or children. As parents, we need to think about and put into place a parenting plan that works for their child or children and that is agreed to by both parents.
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