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FM-2021-041-SC

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES

Re: TIMESHARING SCHEDULES/ GUIDELINES

Ref: FM-2021-041-SC (Rescinds FM-2019-041-SC (A) & (B))

WHEREAS, pursuant to § 61.13, Florida Statutes, it is the public policy of Florida to assure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities and joys of childrearing, and

  WHEREAS, pursuant to § 61.13, Florida Statutes, parental responsibility for minor children must be shared by both parents unless the Court finds that shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the children, and

  WHEREAS, it has been made known to the undersigned that the efficient and proper administration of justice requires that timesharing schedules/guidelines be developed to assist parties in structuring timesharing arrangements that best meet the needs of their children and themselves;

  NOW THEREFORE, I, JAMES R. CLAYTON, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby adopt the attached Timesharing Schedules/Guidelines for use throughout the Seventh Judicial Circuit to assist parties in structuring timesharing arrangements that best meet the needs of their children and themselves. Use of the attached timesharing schedules/guidelines is not required in any individual case.

  IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Orders FM-2019-041-SC (A)&(B) are rescinded.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida this 28th day of October 2021.

/s/ James R. Clayton
James R. Clayton
Chief Judge

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