Florida Courts follow a revised statute in determining issues regarding minor children in divorce cases.  Florida Statutes, Chapter 61.13 prescribes that all cases with minor children have a parenting plan.  At a minimum, a parenting plan will be required to describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child, the time-sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time the minor child will spend with each parent, and designation of which parent will be responsible for any and all forms of health care, school-related matters, other activities, and the methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child.  If you have any questions or concerns about your custody situation, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

The best interests of the child will be the required primary consideration of parents who are developing a parenting plan.  The child's best interests will be required to be the primary consideration of the court that is establishing or modifying shared parental responsibility, or creating, approving, or modifying a parenting plan.

See Florida Statutes, Chapter 61.13(3) for purposes of establishing or modifying parental responsibility and creating, developing, approving, or modifying a parenting plan.