Social investigation regarding a parenting plan

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When going through a divorce, it’s essential for parents to consider the best interests of their children, but it’s possible that they may reach a point when they simply cannot come to an agreement regarding a parenting plan. In this situation, your Miami divorce attorney can help you understand the ins and outs of Florida Statute 61.20, which states the following:

“In any action where the parenting plan is at issue because the parents are unable to agree, the court may order a social investigation and study concerning all pertinent details relating to the child and each parent when such an investigation has not been done and the study therefrom provided to the court by the parties or when the court determines that the investigation and study that have been done are insufficient.”

Who is qualified to conduct this investigation?
• A child-placing agency 
• A clinical social worker
• A marriage and family therapist
• A mental health counselor 
• A psychologist.

The individual responsible for the investigation presents his or her findings in court, which include recommendations that can be taken into consideration when determining an adequate parenting plan.

If you have additional questions about this or any other aspect of a divorce, you need a Miami divorce attorney who will give your situation the personal attention it deserves and work to ensure that you and your children’s best interests are accounted for. Miami divorce attorney Scott A. Ferris, Esq. has more than 25 years of experience in this field, and is on hand to address your concerns seven days a week. Contact him today at 305-670-3330.