Regarding Department of Revenue Child Support cases, Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to Florida Statute 409.25633(1), a Title IV-D Standard Parenting Time Plan shall be presented to parents in any administrative action taken by the Title IV -D program to establish or modify child support or to determine paternity. If the parents agree to the Title IV-D Standard Parenting Time Plan or to another parenting time plan, the plan must be signed by both parents and incorporated into the administrative order.
If the parents do not agree to a Title IV-D Standard Patenting Time Plan or if an agreed-upon parenting time plan is not included, DOR must enter an administrative support order and refer the parents to the court of appropriate jurisdiction to establish a parenting time plan.
DOR must note on the referral that an administrative support order has been entered. If a parenting time plan is not included in the administrative support order entered pursuant to Florida Statute 409.2563, DOR must provide information to parents on the process to establish such a plan.
The new standard Parenting Time Plan calls for every other weekend- the second and fourth full weekend of the month from 6 pm Friday through 6 pm Sunday. The weekends may begin upon the child’s release from school on Friday and end Sunday at 6 pm or when the child returns to school on Monday morning. The weekend time may be extended by holidays. that fall on Friday or Monday;
One evening per week. One weekday beginning at 6 pm and ending 8 pm. Or, if both parents agree, from when the child is released from school until 8 pm.
Thanksgiving break in even years. In even number years, the Thanksgiving break from 6 pm on Wednesday before Thanksgiving until 6 pm on Sunday following Thanksgiving. If both parents agree, the the Thanksgiving break parenting time may begin upon the child’s release from school and end upon the child’s return to school the following Monday.
Winter break in odd years. In odd number years, the first half of winter break, from the child’s release from school, beginning at 6 pm or, if both parents agree, upon the child’s release from school, until December 26. In even years from the second half of winter break from noon on December until 6 pm on the day before school resumes or, if both parents agree, upon child’s return to school the following Monday; and
Spring break in even numbered years, the week of spring break from the child’s release from school, beginning 6 pm or if both parents agree, upon the child’s release from school until 6 pm the night before school resumes or, if both parents agree upon the child’s return to school the following Monday;
Summer break for 2 weeks in the summer beginning at 6 pm the first Sunday following the last day of school.
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