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Shared Parenting Plan Agreement
Parents use a Shared Parenting Plan to document how they plan to share the care of their children after a separation or divorce.
There are good reasons to use a Shared Parenting Plan. For example;
- you can make your own decisions about how your children will be cared for.
- documenting your arrangement gives you a written record that can be referred to at any time. This provides stability in the arrangements and stops arguments about who said what.
- you can avoid the financial cost and emotional stress involved with going to court.
- the children enjoy greater security because clear rules are in place.
When children know that their parents have talked about what's best for them, and that a plan is written down, they are likely to feel cared for and safer. If your children can predict the shape of their lives and know that you will keep the adult issues between adults, they will be able to manage the stresses and fears of the separation much better.
This agreement template deals with the following important issues:
- who the child/ren will live with,
- access rights of the other parent,
- school holidays,
- time with other people such as grandparents or extended family members,
- parental responsibility,
- medical issues and
- other major decisions parents will be required to make,
- dispute resolution and
- financial provisions (although this can be set out more clearly in a Child Support Agreement)
Sample Document Excerpt