I have final apt Tues w/ self help in Dade County. My son does not know me. He is 8 and I have only spent 2 months time w/ him. Can I skip most of the questions in parenting plan & add in "other provisions" or "attachment" a temporary visitation plan (3 times per week w me and another family member) so me and my son can get acquainted and work out rest of details later in mediation? I would rather not answer most of the questions in plan because it will cause the mom to move far away &/or xtreamly ANGER her and cause more problems. What is a reasonable time sharing plan to start with and how do I execute this on parenting plan correctly w/ out answering all of the detailed questions? (I have a motion for temp time sharing & temp injunction from moving included).
You probably should complete as much of the Plan that you feel comfortable completing, self him can then let you know if whay you have filled out is adequate. In terms of getting acquainted, the Court will most likely have you go through a "Reunification" process. "Reasonableness" when it comes to timesharing plan can include many factors but every other weekend for the parent who the child does not live with, is primarily what I have seen. You may need an Attorney to review your case and assist you, taking into account the specifics of your situation.
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Complete as much as you feel comfortable with. The temporary relief order and /or mediation will get the remainder ironed out. Sometimes however, it is best to ask for your "best day in court" in the proposed plan do you can negotiate down to what you really want ... but she will feel as if she got you to budge some.
I believe your best option would be to fill out as much as you are comfortable with. Once you appear at mediation or in front of the Judge, you can tell your son's mother your idea of visitation and becoming more acquainted with him. Sometimes "less is more"..
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