By: Sara Canepa-Zenuni, Esquire
Hurricane season in Florida runs from June 1st through November 30th. Because of recent occurrences brought on by Mother Nature, many families have had to change routines and habits established with a co-parent in preparation for an emergency. In recent months, that emergency has presented itself in the form of a hurricane here in Florida.
During an emergency, timesharing agreements are sometimes put on pause, this can be a stressful time for families. Child-related disagreements may arise between parents who do not plan ahead for emergency situations. Here at Compass Law, we strive to help families who have gone through (or are going through) the divorce process learn how to handle their new family dynamics and prepare for all possible circumstances – including emergencies. We do this with the implementation of a Parenting Plan.
The Parenting Plan is one of the most useful tools for navigating child-related changes. A parenting plan is a legally binding document, which governs the relationship between a minor child and the parents. Using the Parenting Plan, the parties decide far in advance exactly how their possible make-up timesharing schedule looks like in the event of an emergency. The best way to prevent child-related conflicts and avoid surprises in the case of an emergency is to plan ahead and the Parenting Plan does exactly that.
If you need assistance getting a Parenting Plan in place or updating an old Parenting Plan, call our office to get started. At Compass Law, we encourage parents to communicate, come to an agreement, and establish a contingency plan in case of an emergency. If there are any child-related conflicts we can help with, do not hesitate to give us a call at Compass Law.