Parenting Plan Forms and Resources
Standard Forms help get things moving and also help to cover all important issues.
NZ Family Court offers a very brief and simple document, perhaps too simple to be of much use, but it has nice pictures?
Oregon Judicial Department offers a range of Parenting Plan documents and also information about how to make the plan enforceable. Every one of their counties uses slightly different forms and procedures. But anyway, at least in Oregon, they are honest enough to realise that there is no point in making an agreement, if you could never enforce it!!!!! (Only a thief would sell you a parenting plan, for a court that wouldn’t enforce it’s own agreements!)
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts USA has a website with good general advice about separation and parenting plans, not so good on enforcement though. They also have a Journal, which is infinitely more relevant, child focussed and realistic about issues around separation and divorce, than NZ Family Law Conferences, which are really only marketing window dressing.
Alaska is worth checking out, for practical ideas and suggestions.
Australian Federal Magistrates Courts have useful template documents too.
How to make arrangements for children during and after separation. How separation affects children.
compliance with parenting orders
Be assured, NZ has a world class familycaught$. Their ability to separate parents from assets and money is second to none in this world. Child focussed? More money$ focussed really. Any direction of the compass that you might look in, almost certainly has a more skillful, cost effective court system than NZ. (Except UK, but my compass refuses to point to UK, it just goes round and round in great circles and red tape..)
If using overseas material from more real courts, remember that it will take more effort to keep things on the rails in NZ.
Alternatively, if you are impressed by some of these overseas courts, why not make a mutual agreement, to use the jurisdiction of that court, rather than NZ familycaught$? 🙂 Competition lifts quality and cost effectiveness!!!!
MurrayBacon – axe murderer and red tape strangler.