Simplify Parenting After Divorce with a Parenting Plan

Any parent in Florida is capable of being overwhelmed by what divorce can do to the family dynamic. There are a number of things you can do with your ex-spouse to make things a little less difficult, and creating a parenting plan is one of them. This document can be set by a judge, but if you are able to create it with your spouse, instead, and come to an agreement, it could mean a much better start to your new lives.

What is a Parenting Plan?

According to Florida statutes, the state seeks to ensure that children have continued contact with both parents after a divorce, and that both parents share the responsibilities of parenting. That is where the parenting plan document comes in; it is developed by the parents, agreed upon, and then approved by the court. The parenting plan addresses all significant facets of the child’s life, including education, physical and health care, social life, emotional concerns, as well as the time-sharing schedule. This plan must take all child care legal acts into account, too.

A Plan to Make Things Simpler

Conflict in the familyOverall, a parenting plan can help simplify many technical aspects of parenting after divorce. Small details, like the daily tasks associated with bringing up a child, are included in this plan, as well as overall time-sharing. Various matters, like getting the child to and from school, paying for related activities, getting the child to healthcare services, as well as paying for them, are also part of the plan. Parents may also provide approved methods for regular communication. No detail of parenting is too small for the plan.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you won’t need some plan flexibility in the future; life does not adhere to court orders and approved documents. That is one of the reasons why it is recommended that spouses develop their parenting plans together. If they accomplish this, they are more likely to work out parenting issues and changes together later without having to go to court.

At Miller Law, we seek to help you with anything that will make your divorce in Florida easier, including parenting plans. Come to us for all your divorce needs.


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