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If your divorce involves time-sharing of minor children, a parenting plan will be part of your final agreement. Judges in the state of Florida prefer the parents develop and agree on the plan together. However, if they cannot do that, the judge’s primary concern, in every instance, is to serve the best interests of the child.
The parenting plan is a court-approvedor court-established) document. It dictates the interactions between the parents regarding the child. A plan in the state of Florida will contain detailed information regarding the child’s health care, education, the time-sharing schedule and the child’s overall well-being. So the history of the household, including events such as domestic violence, child abuse or drug use, is considered. Florida courts provide a parenting plan form to help with the process.
The state’s form does not pretend to cover every possible issue that may present itself. Generally, the parent who has custody of the child at a particular time makes the day-to-day decisions within the framework of the agreement. The age and needs of each child should be addressed in as much detail as possible in the plan.
Key issues to be included are:
If you have questions about parenting plans, contact a reputable family law attorney. Call Carl T. Boake today.