Parenting Plan

Jacksonville Child Custody Attorneys

Child Custody is defined by the courts through a “Parenting Plan” after a divorce involving minor children. The court will enter a Parenting Plan with the consent final judgment of dissolution. A parenting plan is a document that governs the relationship between the parents with respect to decisions affecting the minor child. It may be developed by the parents but must be approved by the court. The court may appoint a parenting coordinator to assist in dispute resolutions or order a social investigation to assist the court in making a decision on the parenting plan. And the court may at its discretion, establish a plan without the parents involvement or consent if the parents cannot agree on and establish a Parenting Plan on their own.

A Parenting Plan primarily centers around tasks and responsibilities associated to the upbringing of the child. It will likely include time-sharing schedules or what is commonly referred to as visitation, the child’s health care requirements, all educational and school related matters, and how and when each parent will communicate with the child. The best interests of the child is the primary consideration in a Parenting Plan and all factors are weighed by court including but not limited to; encouraging a close continuing relationship with both parents where appropriate, appropriate division and assignment of parental responsibilities, geographic considerations, moral fitness of parents, mental and physical health of parents, reasonable preference of the child, a consistent and stable routine for the child, and protecting the child from ongoing litigation.

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Child custody can obviously be a complicated and very sensitive matter. If you are facing a divorce or separation that involves a child, let the child custody attorneys at McGRATH GIBSON help you assure that you and you and your children’s rights are protected. Call the law offices of McGRATH GIBSON for a free consultation at (904) 388-3300. We look forward to helping you.

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