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What needs to be decided in a parenting plan?

| Apr 23, 2021 | Child Custody |

Parents in Florida have major responsibilities as they raise their children. It is not always an easy job and parents need to make many difficult decisions. These decisions include major decisions about the schools they will attend, the medical treatment they receive, the religion they may practice and others. Parents also have to help the children make the right choices and discipline them when needed. Parents also make sure they are fed properly, complete their homework get to their various activities.

Parents have these responsibilities whether they are married, divorced or separated. When parents are no longer married though they will no longer be together to help with the daily tasks and discuss the major issues. To help ensure that parents are still both involved in the parental responsibilities during a divorce the parents will need to develop a parenting plan to determine how they will continue to co-parent after the divorce.

Basic requirements of a parenting plan

As there are many different aspects of parenting children, there are many different potential aspects of a parenting plan. However, every parenting plan must contain certain elements. Each parenting plan must dictate how the parents will share in the daily tasks; must have a specific schedule for when each parent will have the children in their care; state which parent will be responsible for filling out the various healthcare and school forms as well as who will sign the children up for activities; and how they will communicate with the children.

There are many parents in Florida who go through divorces. They will need to develop parenting plans to determine how they will share the responsibilities for raising their children. The specifics of the parenting plan will be based on the unique circumstances of the family and what is in the best interests of the children. Experienced attorneys understand how to develop a parenting plan and may be able to guide one through the process.