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Florida’s 4 Types of Parenting Plans

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Filing for divorce can be stressful and complicated. This is especially true when your child is a minor. In Florida, a parenting plan is required in all cases involving time-sharing with minor child(ren), even when time-sharing is not in dispute. 

In this week’s article, we break down the four types of parenting plans used by Florida courts: Basic, Long Distance, Highly Structured, and Safety Focused.

1. Basic Plan

Create a basic plan if you and the other parent:

✔️ Agree on most aspects of shared responsibility and time-sharing

✔️ Communicate reasonably well

✔️ Do not have a history of domestic violence, child abuse or substance abuse

✔️ Are not planning to live more than 50 miles from each other

2. Long Distance Plan

Create a long distance plan if you and the other parent:

✔️ Agree on most aspects of shared responsibility and time-sharing

✔️ Communicate reasonably well

✔️ Do not have a history of domestic violence, child abuse or substance abuse

✔️Are planning to live more than 50 miles from each other

3. Highly Structured Plan

Create a highly structured plan if you and the other parent:

✔️ Struggle to agree on shared responsibility and time-sharing

✔️ Need help communicating with each other civilly

✔️ Do not have a history of domestic abuse, child abuse or substance abuse

4. Safety-Focused Plan

Create a safety-focused plan if children or parents are at risk due to issues like:

✔️ Domestic violence

✔️ Child abuse

✔️ Substance abuse

✔️ Criminal activity

Our family law attorneys help you negotiate a custody and parenting plan that focuses on the best interests of your children while taking your goals into consideration as well. If a fair parenting plan cannot be achieved, we will guide you through mediation or represent your interests at trial.

The Brodie & Friedman offices are currently open and our team is available for consultations by phone or teleconference today.

 

 

 

With over 30 years of combined experience, Jason Brodie Esq. and Joshua Friedman Esq. will guide you toward realistic goals and provide committed advocacy toward achieving them. They are known throughout South Florida for dedicated client service, tenacity, and success in complex divorce litigation involving property division, child custody, and spousal support. 

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