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How to get 'unstuck' when negotiating a parenting plan

These days, family courts are encouraging parents to negotiate their own parenting plans. Even Florida's legislature is getting behind cooperation and compromise when it comes to parenting by changing the words "child custody" to "time sharing" in the statutes. As more research is done regarding child rearing, the courts' perspective of what is in the best interests of the child now often emphasizes that both parents should continue being part of their children's lives.

If you and the other parent are attempting to meet these new demands, but have reached an impasse, you may be able to get the negotiations moving again. The tips below may help you end up with a parenting plan that you both can agree on and that best meets the needs of your children.

Mediation: An alternative way to resolve your Florida divorce

We've all seen courtroom dramas where divorcing couples appear in front of a judge, each with their own attorney by their side, grappling about disagreements relating to child support, property division, and other issues involved in the divorce.

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