The nice thing about a parenting plan is that you have complete control. You’re not stuck signing a document you don’t agree with or waiting for a judge to render a custody decision. Some families only address custody and visitation in their parenting plans, while others get into much more detail.
Before you begin working on your parenting plan, it’s critical to know how divorce impacts children and what you can do to minimize the sting.
A parenting plan might sound like a nicer term for a custody agreement, but parenting plans offer much more information and much more flexibility than traditional custody agreements.
What’s inside this Free Survival Guide
What is a Parenting Plan?
Custody and visitation
Holidays and special occasions
The Effects of Divorce on Children
The Importance of Both Parents
Dealing With Your Ex-Spouse
Supporting Your Child’s Relationship With Your Ex
Reactions to Divorce
Consulting your children when you make a parenting plan
Ken S. Maynard is an Ontario Accredited Divorce Mediator (Acc.FM) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). He is a specialist in comprehensive divorce mediation services resulting in a separation agreement. You can meet with Ken at any of the 6 DTSW Greater Toronto mediation centres including | Aurora | Barrie | North York | Vaughan | Mississauga | Scarborough