When you have separated from the other parent of your child, it is likely that you will struggle to see eye-to-eye when it comes to deciding what is the best solution for your child. It is important that you try to separate relationship-specific issues with things that are actually relevant to the custody of your child. In this way, you can put your own differences aside for the benefit of your child or children.
An agreement regarding child custody can either be done out of court with the help of services such as collaborative law or mediation. Alternatively, both parents can go to the child custody court where the judge can assess what they believe to be in the best interests of the child.
What is included in a parenting agreement?
The more detailed the parenting agreement, the more prepared you will be for any situation that arises when you bring up your child, and the less likely it will be that you will need to make amendments to the existing parenting agreement in the future. Therefore, the parenting agreement should probably include the physical custody of the child, as well as visitation schedules that allow for holidays and birthdays. It should also address how much contact the child should have with grandparents, other relatives and family friends as part of their visitation.
If you are exploring ways to successfully co-parent with your former spouse, it is important to understand how the law works in the state of Florida and how decisions are made in regard to child custody.