Read Our Customers’ Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody (Parental Responsibility)
Separating from your partner is complicated enough. Add children into the mix and it can become even more overwhelming. Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., has helped clients throughout Florida who have questions about custody arrangements.
Our attorney is here to answer your questions every step of the way. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call our office in Ocala at 352-580-1141 to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out our contact form, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Is a parenting plan required?
Yes. You can either reach an agreement on your own or by a court order. However, if you have children under the age of 18, the state of Florida requires you to have a plan in place. A parenting class is also required before a judge can declare a final dissolution of marriage. For more information about these classes, please click here and select circuit 5.
If we create our own custody plan, what does it have to include?
The goal is to be as specific as possible so that it cannot be misinterpreted. With no gray area, it makes things clear for both the parents and the children. Your plan must include a time-sharing schedule and a statement regarding who will make decisions for health care and school activities. It also should state how each parent will communicate with the child and how day-to-day tasks will be split.
Can our arrangement be updated?
Yes. As time goes on, the needs of your children will change. If your custody agreement is no longer working, it is important to remember that you have options. Our attorney can help you modify an existing parenting plan in order to continue making things work for your family.