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Is a Parenting Plan necessary or could I just go to Court directly?

The Act discourages co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights from approaching the court as a first resort when they experience difficulties in exercising those responsibilities and rights. Seeking mediation through a mediator or suitable organization is therefore a prerequisite for being allowed to approach the court. In the event of disagreements and to avoid the risk of further litigation (section 7(n) of the Children’s Act), parents must first seek to agree on a Parenting Plan, prior to approaching the court for a ruling on these rights and responsibilities.