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When do I need to draft a Parenting Plan - admin - 04-09-2020

When do I need to draft a Parenting Plan?

The Act does not prescribe exactly when a Parenting Plan should be drawn up. It can therefore be composed at any time after the conclusion of the marriage or relationship. It is generally wise to develop the Plan before the divorce or separation is finalised. His will ensure that the Parenting Plan then becomes part of the settlement and the agreements therein becomes the binding rules for both parents.

A Parenting Plan can also be drawn up after the dissolution of the relationship and changes regarding the issues concerning the children can be formalised. Parenting plans should be registered either at the Office of the Family Advocate or the Children’s Court who are authorised to make the contents of the plan a legally binding order.