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
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.
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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