A Parenting Plan for PEI Families

A Parenting Plan for PEI Families

This publication is for parents living on PEI who separate. It offers information about how to make a detailed parenting plan after a separation or divorce.

  • What is a parenting plan?

    A parenting plan or parenting agreement is a contract that explains each parent’s role and responsibilities.

    If you are separating from your spouse and have children with them, you can use this resource to plan each parent’s decision-making responsibilities, parenting time, and child support.

  • How do I use this parenting plan?

    This parenting plan template works for two parents who have up to four children. If there are more than two parents or more than four children, you can use the template in this publication as an example and then create a parenting plan that works for you.

  • Do we need to fill out every section?

    This parenting plan template is very detailed. You can complete as much or as little of it as you like, based on your family’s needs.

    Think about what will work for your child now, and what they may need later. As the children grow, both parents will need to review this plan. 

  • Is a parenting plan legally binding?

    A parenting plan is legally binding if it is:

    • Written
    • Dated
    • Signed by each parent in front of a witness
    • Signed by a witness
  • Do we need to see a lawyer to help us make a parenting plan?

    No, you don’t need a lawyer to help you make a parenting plan. But it is always a good idea to get advice from a lawyer before signing a legal document.

    If you don’t have a lawyer, contact Community Legal Information (CLI) for a low-cost lawyer referral.


This publication is designed to help you create a parenting plan if you are separated or divorced. Contact us for paper copies.

The information in this guide is not legal advice and does not replace guidance from a lawyer.