The Importance of Parenting Plans
Posted on Sep 7, 2011 8:00am PDT
While you may be familiar with the terms "child custody" and "child support", you may not have heard about a parenting plan before. This is an
important document that can make a vital difference in the life of your
A parenting plan is discussed by both parents, often in the presence of
lawyers or a mediator. It allows both parents to decide certain things
about their child's life, generally not related to finances. While
each plan is unique to the family that creates it, popular topics that
are outlined include: health care, physical well-being, social activities,
after-school activities and education. Since attending to these matters
as divorced parents can be difficult, it is important to discuss how each
parent will contribute to such issues before the divorce is finalized.
The plan must then be presented to a family court judge to be approved.
If the plan seems satisfactory, the judge will approve the plan, making
it a binding legal document. Should something about the family history
or the plan itself not seem right to the judge, he/she can make a plan
to replace it or suggest changes.
If you are in need of a
parenting plan modification in Florida, it is advised that you contact a Jacksonville parenting plan
lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. We can help you draft a plan
that takes the best interests of your children into consideration and
also protects your rights as a parent.