Children are always the most important component of a divorce case. We always want to do what is in their best interest. Parents in a divorce are free to agree on a parenting plan that they feel best suits their children. However, sometimes parents are unable to agree. In that situation, courts must decide what parenting plan will be best for the children.
In October of 2008 a revised statute took effect that outlines the guidelines for the court to establish a parenting plan, see Florida Statute §61.13.