A parenting plan is an agreement made between the parents of children that may include information regarding the following:
- Where the children will live
- How the children will divide their time
- Where they will go to school
- Who will pay for what
- Arrangements for occasions such as birthdays
- Medical care
A parenting plan is usually made when the parents are separated or divorced and can serve as a valuable record of the agreement, so each parent is on the same page and has the same understanding of what is required of them.
It’s important to note that a parenting plan is not legally enforceable, however, it can be made legally enforceable if the parents request the courts to make an order based on the plan. These orders are then known as consent orders and are legally enforceable and you will face consequences if you breach the conditions of the consent order.