Case Study 2: Parenting Plan

PARENTING PLAN

Part A:  Particulars of holders of parental responsibilities and right

Holder 1

Surname Name
Full names Mother
ID No/Date of Birth/Passport No
Residential Address
Home telephone number
Cellphone number
e-mail address
Work address
Work telephone number
Relationship to child/children Mother

Holder 2

Surname Name
Full names Father
ID No/Date of Birth/Passport No
Residential Address
Home telephone number
Cellphone number
e-mail address
Work address
Work telephone number
Relationship to child/children Father

Holder 3 (if applicable)

Surname
Full names
ID No/Date of Birth/Passport No
Residential Address
Home telephone number
Cellphone number
e-mail address
Work address
Work telephone number
Relationship to child/children

Details of further co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights in respect of whom this parenting plan applies must be on a separate page and attached to this Form as an annexure.

Part B:  Details of child or children in respect of whom parenting plan has been agreed

First Child

Surname Name
Full names
ID No/Date of Birth/Passport No xx/xx/2017
Residential Address xxxxxxx
Contact number

Details of additional children in respect of whom this parenting plan applies must be furnished on a separate page and attached to this Form as an annexure.

Part C:  Information regarding guardianship, care and contact with respect to the child or children.

C.1  Guardianship

Child’s name Guardian Guardian
Child Mother Father

C.2  Care

C.2.1  Please provide details concerning where the child or children will reside and for which specified periods, and who will provide care for the child.Child’s primary residence is with her mother, at the above address, with father having contact as detailed below.

C.2.2  Please provide details concerning responsibilities for the maintenance of the child or children.

Father is paying maintenance for Child as agreed between him and Mother. There are no issues relating to maintenance at present.

C.3  Contact

C.3.1  Please provide details concerning parental responsibilities and rights in respect of contact with the child or children.

The following proposals were negotiated between Father and Mother. These are to be in place for a period of approximately three months, to establish routine and re-establish a degree of mutual trust. Both parents agreed that some flexibility was to be allowed for, subject to mutual consent. It was recognized by the parties that Father’s contact with Child involved the expenditure of time and money by Father, as he had to travel from Mitchells Plain to Kraaifontein and back, often on public transport.

 Contact arrangements:

Father will have contact with Child as follows:

Weekend contact: Child will sleep over at Father’s home every second weekend. Father will collect Child on Saturday morning, (excepting if his weekend falls on the first Saturday of the month when Father is at work, in which case contact with begin in the afternoon) and return her at approximately 17h00 on the Sunday afternoon. Final timings will be communicated between the parties, with appropriate notice, by phone call or SMS prior to pick up.

Alternate weekend contact: Father will visit Child at Mother’s home. They will be given some privacy and Father may take Child out with him for approximately two hours. Mother’s elder daughter, who has a good relationship with Father, may accompany then during Father’s visit. Final timings will be communicated between the parties, with appropriate notice, by phone call or SMS prior to Father’s arrival.

Father’s upcoming leave, week prior to the week of Child’s birthday. Father will visit Child at Mother’s home, and when he does so has agreed to provide her carer (Mother or her mother), with advance notice of the expected time of his arrival. These visits will be as alternative weekend contact.

The week of Child’s birthday, when Mother and Father are both on leave. Father will visit Child at Mother’s home. They will be given some privacy and be able to go to a local park. Mother’s elder daughter, may accompany then during Wane’s visit. Final days and timings to be decided later by communication between the parties, by phone call or SMS prior to Father’s visits.

Easter weekend. This falls on Father’s contact weekend this year and the above weekend arrangements will apply.

Child’s baptism. Father will attend the occasion.

Health and Development. Mother agree to inform Father if Mother took ill, and vice versa.

C.3.2  Please provide details concerning contact on any special days (birthdays, mother’s day, father’s day, religious holidays, and so forth), public holidays or during holiday periods.

See above

C.3.3  Please provide details as to the costs of travel to enable contact with the child or children to occur.

Not discussed for this interim period.

Part D:  Particulars as to how decisions in respect of a child or children’s life are to be exercised by bearers of parental responsibilities and rights, how disputes are to be resolved and how the costs of dispute resolution will be met.

D.1  Please provide details as to how major decisions concerning the child or children will be made.

Not discussed for this interim period

D.2  Please provide details concerning the exercise of parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child’s or children’s education, health care and participation in cultural or religious activities.

Not discussed for this interim period

[Additional details to be furnished on a separate page]

D.3  Please provide details about the manner in which effect will be given to the obligation to consult with the child or children concerning the exercise of parental rights and responsibilities.

Not applicable, Child is less than one year old.

D.4.1  Please provide details as to how any disputes concerning the child or children between the parties to the parenting plan are to be resolved, with due regard to mediation and reconciliation.

Verbal undertaking to return for mediation should the situation be unresolved.

D.4.2  Please provide details as to how any costs for resolving disputes are to be met.

Not discussed

Part E:  Additional information concerning the exercise of parental responsibilities and right.

Please complete the necessary details in the space provided below in respect of:-

  • Contact with other family members or the extended family.
  • Care of the child or children by persons other than the holders of parental responsibilities.
  • Guidance of child’s or children’s behaviour in a manner consistent with the objects of the Act.
  • Accommodation of special needs of child or children.
  • Obligation to notify the Family Advocate or Court of change of address or other contact details of holder of parental responsibilities.
  • Obligation to notify the Family Advocate or Court of change of address or other contact details of child or children.
  • Procedure to be followed if there is a material change in circumstances.
  • Any other matter.

Not discussed

Part F:  Views of the child

Has information about the contents of this parenting plan been furnished to the child or children, bearing in mind the child or children’s age, maturity and stage of development?

Not applicable

Date:  _______________________________________

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Signature of Holder of parental responsibilities

and rights

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Signature of Holder of parental responsibilities

and rights

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Signature of Mediator

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Case 2 Parenting Plan

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