• Parenting Plans - Mediation

Drafting a Parenting Plan through a process of assistance

Mediation is a process where parties attempt to resolve their dispute with the assistance of a mediator. The mediator plays a facilitative role. The mediator assists in the drafting of a Parenting Plan that is acceptable to the co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights.

In most cases the co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights jointly appoint a mediator. They sign a mediation contract with the mediator setting out the terms of the assistance that the mediator provides. Mediation Sessions follow and the agreements reached at these sessions are recorded in a memorandum of understanding.

Mediation is required if there is a dispute between unmarried parents about the status of a father’s parental responsibilities and rights.

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