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Everything you need to know about parenting agreements

On Behalf of | Jul 26, 2022 | Child Custody

If you are getting divorced in Florida, one of the most important things that you may need to figure out is child custody. This can be a difficult process, and it is important to have a parenting agreement in place that outlines how you will share custody of your child.

What should you include in your parenting agreement?

First, you will need to decide how you will share custody of your child. This includes deciding who will have primary physical custody and who will have legal custody. It’s also important to decide how much time the child will spend with each parent, and how you will make decisions about the child’s life.

It is also important to include a visitation schedule in your parenting agreement. This should include when the child may visit each parent and how long the visits will be. Consider including information about holidays and special occasions as well

The steps you will need to take

If you want to create a parenting agreement, you will first need to sit down with your child’s other parent and discuss your options. It’s important to be open and honest about what you are hoping to achieve with the agreement. Once you have come to an agreement, you will need to have it signed by both parents and notarized.

The benefits of a parenting agreement

A parenting agreement can be beneficial because it provides a clear outline of how you will share child custody, This can help to avoid conflict between parents and make it easier to co-parent. Additionally, if you have a detailed visitation schedule, it can help to reduce stress for both parents and the child.

If you and the other parent cannot agree on child custody, you may have to go to court. The court may then make a decision about child custody based on what is in the best interests of the child.