A parenting plan provides the essential blueprint of how the parties are to interact with regards to the child, including means of communicating concerning the child, when the child can be contacted, how medical and extracurricular activities are to be split, how transportation costs are to be split, where the parents are to meet during exchanges, etc.
A Tampa family law case involving child custody or time sharing will totally revolve around a parenting plan. During cases involving time sharing and child custody, the parties will routinely submit proposed parenting plans of what they would like the arrangement to be, if they won. During mediation, the parties will argue about the specifics of a parenting plan. During the final hearing, Tampa family law attorneys ultimately argue the specifics of their proposed parenting plans to the court.
Once a parenting plan is in place, the parties will routinely file motions for contempt against the other party for failing to comply with the parenting plan. Most often violations of a parenting plan involve failing to comply with the time sharing agreement or constantly being late at the exchanges between the parties. The court is afforded many remedies during these motions from the awarding of “make up” time for the time lost because of the other party’s failure to comply with the parenting plan, attorney’s fees, the potential use of the contempt finding in later modification proceedings, etc.
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