What is a Parenting Plan?
When parents don't live together making decisions about the children and just getting on in general can sometimes be difficult. Issues can become difficult to sort out and it can be easy for one or both parents to start to resent the other parent. This can affect the children and their relationship with either parent.
A Parenting Plan is an agreement between the parents about how they want to do things when it comes to parenting their children
The plan can include decisions about living arrangements, contact, finance, holidays or anything you as parents think is important when it comes to caring for your children.
One of our Parenting Plan Coordinators will arrange to visit both parents individually to gain an understanding of the current situation and what you would like for the future.
If both parents agree, a joint meeting will then be arranged in a neutral venue to discuss the agreed agenda for the meeting. The Coordinator will support you to come to agreeements about how you want to do things and these will be drawn up into a document that you wil both receive a copy of.
The agreement can be revisited at any time you feel it would be helpful, for example as children get older, and you may want to arrange this yourself or contact the service to support you to review the plan
The agreement is not legally binding but parents find it just as helpful and much less stressful than going to court to make an agreement about their children
How does it work?
How much does it cost?
The cost of the service is as follows:
Each individual meeting of up to 1 hour costs £50.00
The Joint meeting of up to 2 hours costs £100.00