Create a parenting plan

The parenting plan tool is being updated to reflect changes to the Divorce Act which came into force on March 1, 2021.

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their children after separation or divorce. This interactive tool will give you some options to develop a personalized parenting plan. This tool is not intended as legal advice.

Access the parenting plan tool

Useful resources for creating a parenting plan

Before you start your parenting plan, it's a good idea to read about developing parenting arrangements.

Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce
Learn about parenting after separation and divorce and how to decide on the best parenting arrangement for your children

How children react at different ages and stages
Find out how children may react to their parent’s separation or divorce at different ages and stages of their development.

Parenting Plan Checklist
Read about some of the issues you need to think about when you develop your parenting plan