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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 plan:

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

        1. Transitions

        2. Holidays and special occasions

        3. Transfer of belongings

        4. Right of refusal

        5. Notice of whereabouts

  2. The plan may include other issues concerning the children such as:

        1. Education

        2. Health care

        3. Social, physical, and emotional well-being

View full details of this information and download or print a copy: parenting plan pdf

Florida Family Court requires divorcing/separating couples with minor children to complete a DCF approved parenting class before finalizing their divorce. 

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