A parenting agreement is an agreed and signed document which clearly sets out the intentions, the agreements and the practical day to day arrangements for the children.
Whilst a parenting agreement cannot be enforced in the same way as a Court Order, it does provide clear evidence in writing of what arrangements have been made and can help if there are disagreements in the future.
A parenting agreement can deal with the following:
- Residence and day to day care - with whom your child(ren) will live and how much time they will spend with their other parent and/or family members;
- Contact – if one parent is to have more day to day care than the other, confirmation will be needed as to the arrangements for the child(ren) to spend time with the other parent. This can include special occasions such as holidays and birthdays;
- Financial support – what arrangements have been made for financial support;
- Important issues – this can include important decisions in relation to the child(ren)’s upbringing such as schooling, religion, medical treatment or name changes
We can assist you preparing a parenting agreement. We offer an initial call with one of our representatives in order to assess whether we are able to assist you and to discuss anticipated fees for our services.
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