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What is the purpose of a parenting plan in a Florida divorce proceeding? The legislature answered the question, in part, when it passed Fla. Stat. § 61.13(2)(c)(1). That section provides:

It is the public policy of this state that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or

Florida courts award permanent periodic alimony for the stated purpose of providing “for the needs and necessities of life for a former spouse as they were established during the marriage of the parties.” Mallard v. Mallard, 771 So. 2d 1138, 1140 (Fla. 2000); see also, Rosecan v. Springer, 845 So. 2d 927,

“Good fortune” child support is the name given to child support awarded above the amount specified in the child support guidelines. When the court awards good fortune support, it is requiring the payor-parent to pay more than required under the guidelines in order to meet the child’s needs. Boyt v. Romanow, 664 So. 2d