In the State of Florida, if there is a custody case or a divorce involving minor children, a Parenting Plan is required by law. A Parenting Plan may be agreed upon by both parties before going to court or during mediation. If parenting plan issues are not resolved after going through the mediation process, the judge will make a ruling on all unresolved issues involving the children. When a Parenting plan is amicably agreed upon by both parties, it must still be approved by the judge and written into a parenting plan court order.
Answer Provided By Mercedes León / Kissimmee & Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney