What is a Parenting Plan?

Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is a document created to govern the relationship between the parties relating to decisions made regarding the minor children.

Experience has shown that children benefit greatly when their parents negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement.

Why you need a parenting plan:

Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes that govern family matters requires the court to order a parenting plan in proceedings involving children.

Important parts to include in your parenting plan:

  • The parenting plan must include a detailed time-sharing schedule for the parents and the children including:

    Holidays and special occasions
    Transfer of belongings
    Right of refusal
    Notice of whereabouts

  • The parenting plan may include other issues concerning the children such as:

    Health care
    Social, physical, and emotional well-being

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Kathy Macchione Leggett

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Early in my profession, I worked in a very contentious family law practice. I witnessed couples being pitted against each other and families torn apart. Litigation would often drag on for years and when the divorce was finally granted, both parties were emotionally exhausted and financially drained.

Since 2007 I have been mediating cases for couples who want to be in control of the outcome of their divorce and would rather keep the thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for themselves and their children.

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