A Parenting Plan is a document that records how you and your child’s other parent will exercise your shared parental responsibilities and rights. It is could be described as the bridge that joins our two households.
Co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights in order to determine how they will exercise these responsibilities and rights in respect of a child.
The Act provides for two possible processes to be followed. A Parenting Plan could be drafted:
A Parenting Plan may be amended or terminated at any stage. It is recommended that parents consider how they wish to maintain and update their Parenting Plan on a regular basis. These processes could be included in the Parenting Plan
Parenting Plans that are registered at court are court orders and subject to the same rules as any other court order. It further means that you could approach court if the terms of the Plan are violated. In the case of the high conflict divorce situation it is probably best to register the Parenting Plan at court.
If a Parenting Plan is not registered at Court but has been signed and implemented by both parents, the Court probably would consider this aspect if either parent approaches court for some relief.
The only true guarantee for compliance is a sincere attempt to rebuild the trust and relationship between you and your children’s other parent.