Divorce F.A.Q.

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How often can a parenting plan be changed?

2017-03-15

Location: South Africa

As often as required. Every child and family is unique and the parenting plan is a dynamic document that should be updated regularly. Contact a mediator to make changes to your plan.

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What is a parenting plan?

2015-10-08

Location: South Africa

During a separation parents need to create a plan to decide how their children will be cared for going forward. A parenting plan is a written agreement that is used as a tool to create guidelines regarding the roles and responsibilities of each party as a parent. This plan is commonly referred to as either a parenting plan or a child custody or visitation agreement. Either way, the meaning does not change, and the main goal is always focused on the child's best interest. Most often the completed child custody plan is submitted to the court and this detailed written agreement becomes legally binding.

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Is my parenting plan written into my divorce settlement?

2015-02-17

Location: South Africa

Mostly not. Divorce degrees often include some arrangements regarding your children, but a parenting plan is a separate document. The parenting plan is a living and dynamic document that is updated as required without more legal action.

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What if the two parents cannot agree on parts of the parenting plan?

2014-10-01

Location: South Africa

The best way to address disagreements among parties is to use a mediator. To avoid going into family court, an mediator can serve as a neutral participant, whose role is to help the parties resolve their differences and find a way to put the children's interests first.

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Disclaimer

The above answers are supplied by accredited family mediators with input from our legal counsel. The contents of this page are not published as legal fact as every case is different. You are welcome to book a support request and to share details after which we will be in a better position to assist you.