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A parenting plan is a child custody plan that is negotiated by parents, and which may be included in a marital separation agreement or final decree of divorce. Especially when a separation is acrimonious to begin with, specific agreements about who will discharge these responsibilities and when and how they are to be discharged can reduce the need for litigation. Avoiding litigation spares parties not only the financial and emotional costs of litigation but the uncertainty of how favorable or unfavorable a court's after-the-fact decision will be. Moreover, the agreement itself can authorize the employment of dispute-resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation, that may be less costly than litigation.

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    VIC Change of parenting plan

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    WA Does a Verbal parenting plan override a court order ( if the verbal has been followed for 2 years )

    I am looking to relocate ( 2 hours away ) and wish to revert back to my original court orders that were followed for 3 years. I had legal advice that my new verbal parenting plans supersedes the court order ( even though not signed ) as we had a new care roster for 2 years. Now I want to go...
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    VIC What happens to an existing parenting plan after interim order being dropped?

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  4. Johnt

    SA Handover locations

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    NSW Court or Mediation? Child safety

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  6. SophieW

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    NSW Parenting plan when mediation hasn't been attended

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    NSW Help with Setting Up Parenting Orders?

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    NSW Refused to return the child and refusing any contact

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    NSW Parenting Orders Contravened Because of Ill Health - Help?

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