What is an informal parenting agreement?

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An informal parenting agreement, also known as a parenting plan, is a flexible and informal arrangement between separated or divorced parents regarding the care and custody of their children.

While not legally binding, informal parenting agreements are commonly used as a practical and cooperative way to establish child custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and other parenting responsibilities.

These agreements allow parents to tailor arrangements that best suit their unique family circumstances and the needs of their children.

It is important to recognise that without formal legal enforcement, an informal parenting agreement may not provide the same level of protection as court formalised parenting orders.

To ensure that the rights and responsibilities of both parents are upheld, it is advisable to seek legal advice and consider formalising the agreement through a court order or consent orders.

Geelong Legal can provide guidance and support in creating informal parenting agreements or formalising arrangements through legal channels.

Our Geelong family lawyers work with our clients to ensure the best interests of the children are protected.

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