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As you may already know, when parents cannot agree on a parenting plan in Florida, the court will step in and make these important decisions instead. Most agree that it is far better for parents and children alike if you can address these matters outside of a court. 

In many cases, a family law attorney can offer invaluable assistance when addressing child custody issues. The experience of helping a diverse array of families has given most lawyers insight into the process of creating a sound parenting plan. To get started on your own parenting plan, consider using the tips below for the best results:

  • Be detailed: Using a basic parenting plan might not meet your needs nor those of your co-parent and kids. Clear and detailed language can help you prevent misunderstandings and potential disputes. A lawyer can help you include the details that are most important to you.
  • Address the future: You may only be focused on the present when you are addressing child custody. Although understandable, it is wise to think about your child’s future as well. Consider adding provisions that will facilitate a reevaluation of your parenting plan for your family’s future needs.
  • Remember your goals: A good parenting plan minimizes disruption and uncertainty for children. It also promotes feelings of security and never causes kids to question either parent’s desire to participate in their lives.

We encourage you to read more of the information available on our website regarding child custody and parenting plans. Our attorneys also welcome any specific questions you may have about creating your plan.