What is the difference between a parenting plan and an order of the Court?
A parenting plan is a written agreement with the other parent. It sets rules for things such as how much time the children will spend with each parent. These plans are great for those separated parents who remain amicable and can communicate effectively about parenting arrangements.
- Require you to enter into a bond
- Require you to participate in community service
- Order you to pay a fine
- Order you to a sentence of imprisonment
My advice is that you always err on the side of caution and if you have entered into a parenting plan, have that agreement converted into a consent order which is sealed by the court and therefore legally enforceable.
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