What happens if you do not document your Parenting Agreement?
If you don’t document the parenting arrangments you’ve agreed on, then, if you experience difficulties with the other Parent in the future, this can mean the parenting arrangments may change, or you may have no control over them.
The way you choose you document your parenting arrangments, also effects whether or not you may be able to get the Police and/or a Court to enforce your arrangement.
If you do not document your Parenting Agreement in a Court Order then:-
- you will not be able to enforce your Parenting Agreement; and
- it will not be legally binding.
You need to document the parenting arrangements you’ve agreed on in a way that will be legally binding and enforceable if you want:
- peace of mind regarding the parenting arrangements you have agreed on;
- to try to avoid a situation where your partner may try to change things later.
There are risks associated with not documenting your Parenting Agreement in a Court Order.
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All Topics in the Child Issues Section
- Types of Parental Responsibility Orders
- Child’s Time with Parents: Shared Care or not
- Grandparents: Rights to see Grandchildren
- Documenting a Parenting Agreement
- Best Interests of the Children
- Relocation of a Parent with a Child
- Change of a Child’s Surname
- Child Passports & Overseas Travel after Separation or Divorce
- How to change a Final Parenting Order previously made by the Court
- International Child Abduction