Parenting plans in a Florida divorce

If you are currently going through a child custody dispute or a divorce involving children, one of the most important steps you will need to take is completing a parenting plan. Since the laws in Florida governing custody and visitation matters have recently been changed, it is important that you are familiar with these issues.

Your parenting plan can be one that you and the other parent both agree to or it may be established by the court in the event you are unable to reach an agreement as to some or all of the issues. Your plan will be required to include a time-sharing schedule that outlines your proposals regarding how often your child will spend with each of you. Additionally, your plan should include information regarding how the important decisions concerning your child will be made. Your plan may provide for joint decision-making, split decision-making or for you to have sole authority to make decisions.

The parenting plan can include information about who will be responsible for making decisions regarding your child's educational, medical and religious needs. The plan may be as extensive as you need in order to cover all areas of importance. It is important to remember that in all cases, the focus should always be on what is in your child's best interests.

At our firm, we apply our knowledge of the law in helping our clients craft parenting plans that make the most sense for both their needs as well as those of their children. While we encourage negotiated agreements, we are ready to advocate for our clients' interests on these matters in court if neccessary. We have provided additional information about parenting plans on our parenting page which you are encouraged to take a look at.

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