DivorceFamily Law

Parenting Plans

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When a personal relationship ends, parties often are left with bitter feelings towards each other.
This can become a problem where parties still have to see and contact each other because they share parental rights and responsibilities over children.
Parenting Plans are useful agreements designed with the specific purpose of managing relationships between parents in a manner that promotes, ensures and protects the best interests of their children.
The Children’s Act provides that Parenting Plans must follow a set format and may contain specific terms dealing with where and with whom a child is to live, the maintenance of a child, contact between the child and the parents or other people, and the schooling/religious/cultural upbringing of a child.
To be enforceable Parenting Plans must be prepared through the assistance of a family advocate, social worker or psychologist, or through mediation, and need to be registered with the office of the Family Advocate or incorporated into an order of Court.
Ian Mc Laren

Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.