Parenting arrangements including lives with and time with arrangements (formerly known as custody and access) can be discussed and agreed between the parents / caregivers.
These arrangements can remain in place on an informal basis or can be formalised through parenting plans or parenting orders.
Parenting orders are legally binding arrangements which can cover a wide range of matters including:
- Parental responsibility and decision-making powers
- With whom the child will live (formerly known as Custody)
- The amount of time a child will be spend or communicate with the other parent (formerly known as Access)
- Special issues
Where parties are not able to reach agreement, they may consider seeking an independent person to assist them. This could be through mediation or through judicial determination.
For a confidential discussion about which arrangements would best suit you, contact Claire Naidu & Co. Click here for the contact details.