Every family law matter involving children, whether it is a dissolution or paternity case, requires the entry of a Parenting Plan.
A Parenting Plan outlines all aspects of raising the parties' children from time-sharing on a regular basis, time-sharing on holidays, extra-curricular activities, schools, medical choices, etc.
The State of Florida no longer uses the terms custody or primary residential parent. Parents now share time with their children.
A Parenting Plan can be entered by agreement of the parties or per a Court Order after an adjudicatory hearing. A Parenting Plan affords parents a back-up schedule to follow should the parents not agree on decisions affecting the children.