Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce

The Department of Justice has prepared this guide to help parents who are going through a separation or divorce. Your feedback is important.  It will help the Department assess how useful the guide is to parents. It will also help to determine how future versions of this guide can be adjusted to better serve the needs of parents.  We estimate that this survey will take you about 5 minutes to complete.

1. How useful did you find each section in the document?

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a) The section on parent’s emotions following a separation or divorce (Section 1)
b) The section on children’s emotions and needs after a separation or divorce (Section 2)
c) The section on developing a co-parenting relationship (e.g., tips for working together, protecting the children from conflict) (Section 3)
d) The section on developing a parenting arrangement that is in your child’s best interests (Section 4)
e) The section on process options for coming up with a parenting arrangement (e.g., mediation, negotiation, collaborative law, court) (Section 5)
f) The section on special issues (e.g., family violence, when one parent wants to move away, following the terms of your agreement or order, new relationships and blended families) (Section 6)
g) How children react at different ages and stages (Appendix A)
h) e-mail etiquette for separating and divorcing parents (Appendix B)

1a. Please add your comments for the section on parent’s emotions following a separation or divorce (Section 1).

1b. Please add your comments for the section on children’s emotions and needs after a separation or divorce (Section 2).

1c. Please add your comments for the section on developing a co-parenting relationship (e.g., tips for working together, protecting the children from conflict (Section 3).

1d. Please add your comments for the section on developing a parenting arrangement that is in your child’s best interests (Section 4).

1e. Please add your comments for the section of process options for coming up with a parenting arrangement (e.g., mediation, negotiation, collaborative law, court) (Section 5).

1f. Please add your comments for the section on special issues (e.g., family violence, when one parent wants to move away, following the terms of your agreement or order, new relationships and blended families) (Section 6).

1g. Please add your comments for the information on how children react at different ages and stages (Appendix A).

1h. Please add your comments for the information on e-mail etiquette for separating and divorcing parents (Appendix B).