PARENTING PLAN DRAFTING LAWYER SCARBOROUGH
A parenting plan is an essential part of separation and divorce where the parties have minor children.
It allows parents to negotiate on how they will handle important co-parenting issues, such as where the children will attend school, what religion they will follow, and major medical decisions.
The terms of the parenting plan must be written in such a manner to make them legally binding. Even if parents are amicable towards each other and draft their own parenting plan, they still need to ensure its validity by having it reviewed by our Scarborough parenting plan lawyer.
The parenting plan can be included as part of the Application to obtain a divorce. Also, some divorcing couples opt to include the parenting plan as part of their separation agreement.
If the separating couple has a marriage contract, that must also be reviewed as some couples do include a parenting plan in this contract. Without a plan in place, divorcing couples can make emotionally based decisions that are not always in their best interests or the best interests of the children.
A parenting plan should contain important details including:
- How parents will make decisions regarding the children.
- When one parent needs to involve the other when making decisions.
- If one or both parents will attend school and social activities.
- How holidays and school vacations will be shared.
- If there are any requirements or restrictions for traveling with the children.
Keep in mind this is just a sampling of important items to include in a parenting plan. For assistance with creating a legally binding parenting plan, contact our parenting plan lawyer in Scarborough to schedule a consultation today!