A parenting plan is a written agreement between parents covering practical parenting responsibilities. It should be made with a shared commitment to put the best interests of your child and their future first.
A parenting plan documents practical decisions about how you will raise your children including:
- Religion, values and principles
- Major decisions – such as moving schools, moving house or new partners
- Living and contact arrangements – agreed periods children will spend with each parent
- Transport and children’s activities – arrangements to support children’s activities such as sports, hobbies, sleepovers or social activities
- Changeovers – time and location for children to transfer from one parent to the other
- Child care and supervision
- Housekeeping – arrangements for sharing belongings between to homes
- Communication with children while apart
- Contact with grandparents, relatives and friends
- Special days – how time is divided on special occasions such as birthdays, school holidays, Christmas etc.