What is a parenting plan, and how can it help my family?

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A parenting plan is an agreement between parents about how they will make decisions for their children and how they will spend time with their children.  

Parenting plans set out expectations and responsibilities for parenting. Making a parenting plan can be helpful for you, your co-parent, and your children.

Child-Focused Parenting Plan Mediation is a free program that helps families to make a parenting plan. In this program, parents meet with a mediator who helps them reach an agreement.

The mediation program can only help with parenting issues. The program does not: 

  • Help with issues like child support, spousal support, division of property, or personal conflict. 
  • Provide legal advice.