Let our Parenting Plan Lawyers help guide you through your co-parenting journey
Our parenting plan lawyers can assist to formalise your parenting agreement by way of:
- Parenting Plans
- Parenting Agreements
- Consent Orders
In the best situations, co-parents will work together amicably and, often, informally, to arrange the care and responsibility for their children to meet their children’s needs, as well as work flexibly with one another to promote practical and effective arrangements for all involved.
Even for those who can work together in the interests of their children, parenting plans, parenting agreements or parenting orders can still be beneficial and, sometimes, necessary. Contact us for more information about parenting orders.
What are parenting plans?
What are parenting agreements?
Parenting agreements are usually a bit more formal, written akin to court documents, and signed and dated by both parents. If you have worked through a mediation process, parenting agreements are often used as a way of recording the agreement, without applying for court orders. Parenting agreements will be recognised by courts as evidence of an arrangement if needed.
What are consent orders?
Consent orders are used where the parents are in agreement as to how parenting arrangements will look, and documents are drafted, filed with, and sealed by, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. These are legally binding and enforceable documents that are valuable tools for certainty and security in amicable co-parenting relationships, and necessary to document matters in acrimonious ones.
Consent orders can be useful to evidence your rights to other authorities, as well as ensure that parents hold appropriate parental responsibility to facilitate their children’s needs. This might include where one parent lives overseas, or is often travelling, and seeks to give sole parental responsibility for health matters to ensure that their children’s medical needs can be met in a timely manner by the other parent.
A Shared Goal
Our parenting plan lawyers know that the less intrusive the law is in your parenting matters, the better it is for you, your co-parent and, most of all, your children.
The vision to separate better has a focus on keeping families out of court, reducing conflict, and achieving outcomes that work for everyone involved. Contact us today to achieve your shared goal.