Kyle J. Goodwin, Ph.D. - Parenting Plan Evaluations
BeginningﾠﾠOctober 1, 2008, Florida Statute changed and now requires all parents with children who are divorcing to develop parenting plans.ﾠWhen there is a dispute our psychologists are available to evaluate the family and recommend a specific plan.
Divorcing parents or parents with a paternity dispute who cannot amicably and reasonably resolve disputes about timesharing turn to the courts for resolution. A parenting plan evaluator can be appointed by the courts to assist the judge in understanding each parent’s strengths and weaknesses and the relationship they each have with their child. The evaluator then crafts a recommended parenting plan determined to be in the child’s best interest. Relocation, child abuse, alienation, intimate partner violence, mental illness, and substance abuse are some of the unique and difficult issues that can be addressed in this process. Parenting plan assessments are alternative dispute resolution tools and often facilitate negotiations and break impasses.
If you feel that a parenting plan assessment is appropriate for your family, discuss this option with your family lawyer.
Below is a link to Florida’s statutory criteria for determining a child’s best interest:
For more information on Parenting Plan Evaluations please contact Psychological Affiliates at 407-740-6838 or you may use this form.
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