This entry was last updated: 19th June, 2018
Oratto provides free information and advice on all family law matters, including divorce, separation, financial settlements, child arrangements (sometimes still called custody and access), disputes over child arrangements, cohabitation separation, domestic violence orders, child abduction, Grandparent applications, separation agreements.
Oratto have written a very useful Parenting Plan, which helps parents discuss and decide on the parenting arrangements for their children after separation or divorce. Parenting Plans are particularly useful where children are young and the arrangements may be likely to change over time to reflect their needs. They are more flexible than Child Arrangements Orders (which require mandatory safeguarding checks) and can be changed easily and with minimal expense; and mean that parents do not need to go to Court.
Parenting Plans can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Proposing suggested arrangements for the consideration of the other parent
- A mediation process
- Enabling a discussion between parents about child arrangements
- Formalising agreed arrangements for children
- Including a parenting plan with a C100 application for a child arrangements, specific issue or prohibited steps order.
Oratto’s Parenting Plan can also serve as a formal agreement between parents on the arrangements for their children, and how they would like to co-parent and bring their children up after separation or divorce. You can find the Parenting Plan form in our Family Law section on our website.
If you would have any questions, or would like some information specific to your particular situation, please call our Helpline on 01243 850603. Our friendly and experienced advisers will be happy to help you. You can either speak to someone straight away by calling the Helpline, or if you prefer to arrange a call back at a time that is suitable for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call back. All calls and emails are confidential.
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