Parenting Plan

A Consilia Legal, we can prepare a Parenting Plan which is a written agreement between parents setting out how each parent will facilitate child care arrangements and how they will exercise parental responsibility following the breakdown of their relationship.

A Parenting Plan is a voluntary agreement that is put into place to set out how parents will co-parent following separation. The provisions included in a Parenting Plan vary depending on the circumstances of each family.

The following are some of the provisions that can be included within a Parenting Plan:

  • When each parent will have contact with the children and when handovers will take place;
  • Where handovers of the children will take place i.e. the parties’ homes or public places;
  • Arrangements for term-time and school holidays;
  • How parents shall communicate with each other;
  • Details regarding the children’s healthcare, daily routine, and extra-curricular activities;
  • How expenses concerning the children, such as school uniforms, trips etc, will be shared between the parents.

As experienced solicitors and mediators, we see the benefits of having a clear Parenting Plan in place and how parents and ultimately the child or children benefit from this.

From our experience some of the benefits of a Parenting Plan to parents are that:

  • It will help everyone involved know what is expected of them;
  • It acts as a valuable reference to go back to;
  • It provides stability and certainty for the parents and children;
  • It sets out practical decisions about the children, such as living arrangements, education and health care; and
  • It promotes an amicable relationship between parents as they are able to agree on agreements for the children.

A Parenting Plan ensures that the child’s best interests are put first and ensures a shared commitment between the parents towards their children.

Cafcass who are a support service in family court cases have devised a useful page containing information about Parenting Plans.

For more information speak to one of our Family Solicitors on 0113 322 9222 or enquiries@consilialegal.co.uk or complete our contact us form.


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