Mediation sessions are organized by professionals who will help you reach an agreement without going to court. This is not relationship advice and you don`t need to be in the same room as the other parent. No no. If the child is safe, the police do not have the power to remove a child from someone who has parental responsibility. If there is an order of agreement from a child, but it is not respected, you must take that matter to court and ask the court to enforce it. Such a case falls under family law and is not enforceable by the police. You can try to clarify something else on your own, or return to mediation at any time to resolve disagreements. Even if you keep coming back to mediation, it will probably still be cheaper than going to court. There is no standard order of arrangement for children. Every family, every child and every situation is different. While alternate weekends allow children to have a great time with both parents, arrangements for the school week, holidays and special occasions for each family vary. Things get even more complicated when a parent works in teams or has a varied work model.
Each order must reflect the circumstances of the family. In the vast majority of cases, it is recognized that decisions about raising children are best made by parents, but compromises are needed instead of making a court decision that you might disagree with, but legally bound. Parental responsibility has no influence on a parent`s duty to financially support his or her child, since all parents have that duty, whether or not they have parental responsibility. If they don`t live with you, the amount of time your children stay with you can affect the amount of your support. You need to decide where your children live. For example, they mostly live with one parent, but visit the other on weekends. You can download a standard parental agreement form (.pdf) below to use as a guide. Remember that you can include any topics you deem important and come to an agreement.