Parenting Plans

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A parenting plan is a written document between parents that explains how children will be raised when parents are no longer together. The focus should be on what is best for the children. A plan should have enough detail to be useful, and enough flexibility to be realistic. A parenting plan may describe:

  • how decisions about the children are made
  • how information is shared between parents
  • when each parent will spend time with the children
  • how other parenting issues may be addressed

Parenting Plan Tool

This tool is published by the Department of Justice Canada, and provides detailed information on how to develop a parenting plan after separation or divorce.

Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce - How to put your children first

This guide is published by the Department of Justice Canada, and provides information about parenting after separation and divorce, including:

  • how to decide on the best parenting arrangement for your children
  • what processes you can use to come to a parenting arrangement
  • what you (parents) may be feeling
  • what your children may be feeling

To complete a short survey about the Parenting Plan Tool or Making Plans, click here.

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