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We know that when kids are involved, navigating the divorce journey can feel like threading a needle. But worry not, we’re here to shed some light on what happens to your little ones when you decide to file for divorce.  

So, buckle up, because it’s not just about child support – it’s a bit of a rollercoaster. If you and your soon-to-be-ex are not singing from the same parenting hymn sheet, the court steps in to decide parental responsibilities, time-sharing schedules, and the nitty-gritty of a parenting plan that’s all about what’s best for your kids. We’ve got your back, and so does the Florida Parental Responsibility Law.  

Parental Responsibility

This involves the major decisions for your kids – think medical treatment, education, and more. Ideally, both parents share this responsibility unless the court thinks otherwise. Don’t worry; it’s all about what’s best for the little ones. 


Commonly known as custody, time-sharing is where the magic happens. You and your soon-to-be-ex can create a schedule that suits everyone, or if negotiations hit a snag, the court will step in. Whether it’s equal time-sharing, majority time-sharing, or a bit more nuanced, it’s all about what works for the kiddos. 

Parenting Plan

Picture this as the superhero cape – the Parenting Plan is here to save the day. It’s got three main areas to cover: day-to-day parental responsibilities, the time-sharing schedule (including weekends, summers, and holidays), and a plan for parent-to-parent communication. It’s your roadmap for post-divorce parenting. 

Sure, it might sound like a bit of a juggling act, but here’s the silver lining – you get to work together as co-parents and put your child(ren)’s best interests front and center.  If you ever feel like you need a helping hand, there are mediators and parent coordinators ready to assist. Remember, your strength and understanding your rights can make this transition smoother for your child(ren). 

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Download it now and let’s make this journey a bit more manageable together. Your dedication to your kids is truly admirable! 💪🌟 


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