Parenting Plan Package

A Parenting Plan is a written agreement, worked out between parents after separation, setting out the practical issues/arrangements for parenting your children.

The Plan can help clarify the arrangements you need to put in place to care for your child/children after separation, without having to go to court. It will record the arrangements that you and your ex-partner have agreed and it asks parents to put the best interests of their children first when looking at such arrangements.

The court is the only body that can issue you with a legally binding and enforceable document (order) containing arrangements for your children. A parenting plan is a voluntary agreement. There are however many benefits of making a Parenting Plan:

  • it will help everyone involved know what is expected of them;
  • it acts as a valuable reference to go back to; and
  • it sets out practical decisions about the children, such as living arrangements, education and health care.

If you do go to court in the future, it is likely that judges will expect you to have started a Parenting Plan and there is an option to attach a copy of your agreement to the court application.

What's included within the package?

This package is based upon the fact that you and your ex-partner have agreed the basic principles of how you are going to manage your children on a day to day basis, together with more detailed arrangements such as holiday provision etc.

  • it will help everyone involved know what is expected of them;
  • We will highlight things you may wish to consider/add to your agreement
  • Drafting the Parenting Plan.
  • We will obtain instructions from you in order to prepare the agreement. If things you have agreed will simply not work in a legal sense, we shall advise you of this and help you seek an alternative solution. It may be that we have to help you agree the finer detail.

Our Charges:-

Legal Fees £750.00

VAT (20%) £150.00

Total £900.00

What's not included:-

  • This package is only available if you have reached an agreement prior to instructing us.
  • If you require advice as to what is the right agreement for your children, or help agreeing arrangements with your ex-partner, then you will need to consult one of our solicitors for more in-depth advice in which case work will be charged at an hourly rate and not on a package basis. If an agreement is not achievable, we will consider with you the option of applying to court for a Child Arrangements Order.
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