A “Parenting Plan” is a document created for the purpose of governing the relationship
between parents as it relates to decisions that must be made regarding their minor child. At a
minimum, a parenting plan must:
o Describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible for
the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child;
o Include the time-sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time the child
will spend with each parent;
o Designate who will be responsible for any and all forms of health care,
school-related matters, and other activities of the child; and
o Describe in adequate detail the methods and technologies the parents will
utilize to communicate with the child.
If you are facing divorce or child custody litigation, including dissolution of marriage and
paternity proceedings, it is vital that you hire an attorney who is knowledgeable about crafting a
variety of parenting plans because, ultimately, you will need a parenting plan that not only
contains the minimum requirements detailed in the Florida Statutes, but also one that is tailored
to the specific needs of your child and to the unique dynamics of your family.