Florida Parenting Plan Forms

Which Approved Parenting Plan Form is Right For You?

A Parenting Plan is required in all cases involving time-sharing with a minor child, even when time-sharing is not in dispute.

Instant Download PDF Fillable Form 12.995(a)

PDF Fillable Form 12.995(a) Parenting PlanPDF Fillable Form 12.995(a) Parenting Plan


This legally establishes the conditions and circumstances for time sharing.

Establishing a visitation schedule is the main purpose of a parenting plan.

A parenting plan can also establish custody, visitation, and decision making authority regarding the children as it pertains to time sharing and living arrangements.

The following parenting plan form or a similar form should be used in the development of a Parenting Plan.

Standard Parenting Plan, Form 12.995(a)

If an agreement has been reached, both parties must sign the Parenting Plan and have their signatures witnessed by a notary public or deputy clerk.

After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.

You should then refer to the instructions for your petition, answer, or answer and counterpetition concerning the procedures for setting a hearing or trial (final hearing).

Instant Download PDF Fillable Form 12.995(a)

If an agreed Parenting Plan is not filed by the parties, the Court shall establish a Plan.

Shared Parenting Plan Instructions for Florida Shared Parenting Plan. Free download of forms and instructions for Florida divorce, child custody, and visitation cases. 

Supervised Parenting Plan, Form 12.995(b)

This parenting plan form or a similar form should be used in cases when you feel your children cannot be safely alone with the other parent or if you believe shared parental responsibility presents a detriment to the children.

In this case, a Parenting Plan must be developed that allows time-sharing with any minor children, while providing protection for the children.

If safety or supervised time-sharing is not a concern, Parenting Plan, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.995(a) should be used.

This Parenting Plan form should be typed or printed in black ink. If an Agreement has been reached, both parties must sign the Parenting Plan and have their signatures witnessed by a notary public or deputy clerk.

After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.

You should then refer to the instructions for your petition, answer, or answer and counterpetition concerning the procedures for setting a hearing or trial (final hearing).

If an agreed Parenting Plan form is not filed by the parties, the Court shall establish a Plan.

Supervised Parenting Plan Instructions for Florida Supervised Safety Focused Parenting Plan. Free download of forms and instructions for Florida divorce, child custody, and visitation cases.

Long Distance Parenting Plan, Form 12.995(c)

This form or a similar form should be used in the development of a Parenting Plan when you are place of residence: 

  1. at the time of the last order either establishing or modifying time-sharing, or
  2. at the time of filing the pending action to either establish or modify time-sharing planning  to relocate your or  the children’s principal residence more than 50 miles from the principal place of residence.


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