A parenting plan, in Florida, is the written document that states how you and the other parent will continue to care for your child after you divorce.
The terms parental responsibility and time-sharing are used in the parenting plan instead of custody and visitation.
Parental responsibility refers to the authority parents have to make decisions about the child's education, discipline, religious upbringing, health care, and other matters. You can have shared or sole parental responsibility.
Shared parental responsibility is when both parents make decisions for and about the child. Parents can divide responsibilities or one parent can have responsibility over specific areas. The court generally prefers shared parental responsibility and typically orders it unless it is not in the best interest of the child.
Sole parental responsibility is when one parent has the right to make all decisions without consulting the other parent. You can have sole parental responsibility with or without time-sharing with the other parent. The court will generally order sole parental responsibility only if it is best for the child.
Time-sharing refers to when each parent spends time with the child.
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