Child Custody – Parenting Plans

Florida law requires parents who will share time with minor children, to have written parenting plans. This is a requirement even when the time sharing is not in dispute. A Parenting Plan is a description of how the child’s new world will look like. A good plan, among other issues, should have at least some of the following elements:

– Parenting Time – (Physical Custody) – The days when the child will be with one parent or the other,
– Transportation arrangements including when and where the exchange will occur,
– Legal custody or who can make major decisions for the child,
– Mental and Health Care –  decisions/instructions
– Education decisions – Who makes them or who decides on changes and under what circumstances and who has access to records
– Dispute Resolution Process, and much more…

A Parenting Plan is negotiated between the parents and their legal counsel and then is approved by the court. Once the court approves the plan, it becomes enforceable and must be followed by both parents.

Let D’Lugo and DeFlora, PA help define your rights, duties, and privileges as a parent. Our Osceola County based firm is always prepared to work in a cooperative and amicable manner to obtain the most beneficial and appropriate outcome in a case. The commitment to our clients is to work towards purposeful resolutions and to do so with minimum distress and maximum value. That is extremely important and sensitive in Family Law cases.

D’Lugo and DeFlora, P.A., services Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Lake Nona, Poinciana, Osceola County and throughout Central Florida. Call us for a consultation at 407.870.5551. You can find us online at


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