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John Contini: A Beacon in Family Law and Divorce Lawyers' Network

Former Broward Judge John Patrick Contini now leads the charge in helping people find the right lawyer, especially in the family law arena, including divorce, child custody, parental time sharing, visitation, etc.

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With 30 years in the legal system as a judge and trial lawyer, former Broward Judge Contini now leads efforts in directing people and their loved ones to the right lawyer, paralegal, or investigator.

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Former Judge John Contini, a man with more than three decades of experience in the justice system, has launched Contini Solutions, a game-changing platform where he connects people with the right lawyer or investigator for the case.

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“When choosing the right lawyer, you can’t afford to be wrong. I need to be your first call, not your last resort,” says Former Judge John Patrick Contini. Over his illustrious career as a former trial lawyer and Circuit Court Judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Contini said he had seen way too much pain.

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This paved the way for him to find a unique solution to better serve families, more specifically in family law cases. He realized that his almost three-decade tenure as a State and Federal trial lawyer is now a real benefit to individuals — same with all his early years and experience as a State prosecutor, and then most recently as a Circuit Court Judge.

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Former Judge Contini has seen the best (and worst) of humanity and has discovered, through observation and experience, which lawyers care and get it done with minimal hassle and cost. While they are truly top-notch experts, Contini stressed that more than just credentials, integrity and compassion make all the difference.

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Contini Solutions is not a referral service but a partner that stays engaged right by clients’ side until the situation is put to bed. They can book a free consultation to get an informative, transparent, accurate, straight answer from the Former Judge himself.

Former Judge John Contini

Contini Solutions is not a referral service but a partner that stays engaged right by clients’ side until the situation is put to bed. They can book a free consultation to get an informative, transparent, accurate, straight answer from the Former Judge himself.

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John connects clients to the best and most caring professionals in the following important areas: Financial Situations, Addiction/Recovery, Real Estate, Construction, Home Improvement, Insurance, Immigration, and All Legal Matters.

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A quick review of all of his dozens of 5-star google reviews, is also quite telling … as one former litigant after another is sharing just how relieved and happy they are to have received his help.

Patricia Sosa, a client, commended John for his personality, professionalism, sincerity, and genuine knowledge in the field.”Your desire to help others flows through you. Once I met with you, I knew for sure God brought you into my life for you to help me. I would recommend you to anyone that needs help because I know they would be taken care of,” Patricia tells John.

Sara, another verified client, thanked John Contini for helping her navigate the legal system, especially for someone who is not involved in the intricacies of the process. “I do appreciate your patience. I spoke to Ron, and he explained everything, and I do really appreciate you introducing me to them, and I really appreciate how much they’ve helped and how lucky I am to have them on my side, so thanks,” Sara tells John.

Those who want to connect with John Contini may book a free consultation immediately to get started. Others who wish to learn more about the former judge may visit the website for more information.

The following is an example of an agreed parenting plan for a family law / divorce case, where several aspects are discussed, such as the parental time-sharing, the custody of the child, among others.

AGREED PARENTING PLAN

This parenting plan is: A Parenting Plan submitted to the court upon agreement of the parties.

I. PARENTS

Petitioner, hereinafter referred to in this Parenting Plan as Father, and Respondent, hereinafter referred to in this Parenting Plan as Mother.

1. CHILDREN

1.1 This parenting plan is for the minor child in common born to by the Parents.

2. JURISDICTION

2.1 The Parents agree the United States is the country of habitual residence of the child.

2.2 The Parents agree the State of Florida is the child’s home state for purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

2.3 The Parents agree this Parenting Plan is a child custody determination. The purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11601 et seq., the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, and the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction enacted at The Hague on October 25, 1980, and for all other state and federal laws.

3. SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

3.1 The Father and Mother agree that it is in the best interests of the minor child that he and she have shared parental responsibility, as that term is defined in Chapter 61, Florida Statutes (2020), with respect to their minor children so that the parents confer and jointly make all all-major decisions affecting the welfare of the child. Major decisions include, but are not limited to, decisions about the child’s education, healthcare, and other responsibilities unique to this family. 

Either parent may consent to mental health treatment for the child. If either Parent seeks counseling and/or mental health treatment for the child then they must notify the other parent and provide the other parents information to the provider.

4. DAY-TO-DAY AND EMERGENCY DECISIONS

4.1 Unless otherwise specified in this Parenting Plan, each Parent shall make decisions regarding day-to-day care and control of the child while the child resides with that Parent. Regardless of the allocation of decision making in the Parenting Plan, either Parent may make emergency decisions affecting the health or safety of the child when the child is residing with that Parent. 

A Parent who makes an emergency decision shall share the decision with the other Parent as soon as reasonably possible. The Parent who is notified shall have immediate access to the children.

5. INFORMATION SHARING. Unless otherwise indicated or ordered by the Court:

5.1 Unless otherwise prohibited by law, each Parent shall have access to medical and school records and information pertaining to the child and shall be permitted to independently consult with any and all professionals involved with the child. The Parents shall cooperate with each other in sharing information related to the health, education and welfare of the child and they shall sign any necessary documentation ensuring that both Parents have access to said records.

5.2 Each Parent shall be responsible for obtaining records and reports directly from the school and health care providers.

5.3 Both Parents have equal rights to inspect and receive governmental agency and law enforcement records concerning the children.

5.4 Both Parents shall have equal and independent authority to confer with the child’s school, day care, health care providers, and other programs with regard to the child’s educational, emotional, and social progress.

5.5 Both Parents shall be listed as “emergency contacts” for the child.

5.6 Each Parent has a continuing responsibility to provide a residential, mailing and contact address and contact telephone number to the other Parent. Each Parent shall notify the other Parent in writing within 24 hours of any changes. Each Parent shall notify the court in writing within seven (7) days of any changes.

6. CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

6.1 Both Parents agree that their child has a right to the following: (a) to have two Parents to love without fear of anger or guilt from the other; (b) to develop an independent and meaningful relationship with the each Parent (c) to be absent, insulated and protected from the Parents’ differences with each other and arguments or discussions; (d) be free of negative comments and behavior by one Parent about the other; (e) to be absent, insulated and protected from disparaging, belittling or alienating statements about the other Parent; (f) to not be used as a messenger, delivery means or means of communication with the other Parent; and (g) to not be questioned about the other Parent.

7. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

7.1 The Parents acknowledge that from time to time the child will be enrolled in and shall participate in various extracurricular activities, athletics, music lessons, dance lessons, enrichment classes, summer camps, school clubs and other similar activities (“Extracurricular Activities”). The Parents acknowledge and agree that their child’s participation in Extracurricular Activities and camps are important to their growth and overall wellbeing. 

The Parents shall use their best efforts to mutually agree as to all Extracurricular Activities and camps and neither shall unreasonably withhold his or her consent. Except as provided for herein, the Parents agree the child shall attend the extracurricular activities as scheduled the Parents shall not choose an activity that interferes with either parent’s timesharing unless agreed between the Parents.

7.2 The Parents agree that all fees, costs, and expenses, including but not limited to uniforms and equipment, associated with the mutually agreed upon Extracurricular Activities and camps shall be paid with each parent paying fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the activity.

7.3 Commencing April 1, 2021, to the extent that either Parent needs reimbursement for direct expenses incurred, they shall submit any receipts within ten (10) days of incurring said expenses or the request shall be deemed waived. The other parent shall reimburse their fifty percent (50%) share within ten (10) days of receiving any receipt.

7.4 If either of the Parents do not approve of an extracurricular activity for the children for good cause each Parent may register the children for such extracurricular activity if the cost and time commitment are reasonable and so long as it does not interfere with the other Parent’s timesharing.

8. SCHEDULING

8.1 If necessary, on or before June of each year, both Parents shall obtain a copy of the school calendar for the next school year. The Parents shall discuss the calendars and the time-sharing schedule so that any difference or questions can be resolved.

8.2 The Parents shall follow the school calendar of Dade County.

8.3 Academic Break Definition. When defining academic break periods, the period shall begin at the end of the last scheduled day of classes before the holiday or break and shall end on the first day of regularly scheduled classes after the holiday or break.

8.4 A Parent making a request for a schedule change will make the request as soon as possible, but in any event, except in cases of emergency, no less than twenty- four (24) hours before the change is to occur.

8.5 A Parent requesting a change of schedule shall be responsible for any additional childcare, or transportation costs caused by the change unless the change was unavoidable by the parent requesting the change (ie the parent was sick, flight delay, etc).

9. REGULAR WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND TIMESHARING SCHEDULE

9.1 The Parents acknowledge that it is the public policy of the State of Florida that the children have frequent and continuing contact with both Parents after the Parents separate or the marriage of the Parents is dissolved, and to encourage Parents to share the rights, responsibilities, and joys of children rearing. In light of the foregoing, the Parents hereby agree to share and enjoy timesharing with the child, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Parenting Plan.

9.2 The Parents agree that commencing upon the execution of this Agreement, they shall follow the timesharing schedule contained in this Parenting Plan. The Parents agree the timesharing scheduled is in the best interests of the minor child and shall apply until the children reach majority or are otherwise emancipated.

9.3 For the following Regular Weekday and Weekend Timesharing schedule, the Father shall have timesharing with the minor child every Thursday after school until Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at the Mother’s home. The Mother shall have overnight timesharing with the minor child on the days marked “M” in the schedule below and the Father shall have overnight timesharing with the minor child on the days marked “F” in the schedule below. An example of the proposed schedule is set forth below:

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9.4 Except as otherwise provided for in the Parenting Plan, the Parent beginning their timesharing is responsible for ensuring the transportation of the child. The exchange for timesharing shall be at school, camp, or location of the child’s extra- curricular activity and if no school, camp or extracurricular activity, the exchange shall be at the other Parent’s home at 3:00 p.m. unless the Parents mutually agree in writing on another location or time.

10. SUMMER BREAK TIMESHARING SCHEDULE

10.1 The Summer Break period is defined as commencing on the first Sunday after the last day of regularly scheduled classes for the school year and concluding on the last Sunday before the first day of regularly scheduled classes for the next school year (“Summer Break”).

10.2 The parties shall follow the regular schedule for the Summer Break Timesharing, and each parent shall be entitled to two (2) weeks of consecutive and/or non-consecutive timesharing with the minor child. The Wife shall have the week before school starts every year to get the child for school and may use that week as her intended week to travel.

10.3 In even years, the Mother shall advise the Father, in writing, of the date of her Summer Vacation Timesharing on or before April 1 st of that year. If the Mother does not timely provide the Father with notice of her Summer Vacation Timesharing, the Father may choose his dates for Summer Vacation Timesharing and the Father’s preference shall be controlling. In odd years, the Father shall advise the Mother, in writing, of the dates of his Summer Vacation Timesharing on or before April 1 st of that year. 

If the Father does not timely provide the Mother with notice of his Summer Vacation Timesharing, the Mother may choose her dates for Summer Vacation Timesharing and the Mother’s preference shall be controlling.

10.4 The Parents agree the child may be in camp during the Summer Break, to be mutually agreed upon in writing by the Parents, for at least the weeks the Parents are not exercising their uninterrupted weeks of Summer Vacation Timesharing.

11. HOLIDAY TIME SHARING SCHEDULE

11.1 The Parents agree that the following holiday timesharing, academic breaks, and other significant days (“Holiday Timesharing Schedule”), shall take priority over the Regular Timesharing Schedule and Summer Timesharing Schedule provided herein.

11.2 Child’s Birthdays: The child’s birthday, the 22 nd day of December, shall be spent with the Mother every year. The Father shall spend the 23 rd of December with the child in order to celebrate the child’s birthday every year, from December 23 rd until the following morning. Exchanges shall take place at Father’s residence or at Father’s sister’s residence. The party with the minor child for his birthday shall be entitled to an overnight.

11.3 Mother’s Day: The Mother shall have timesharing with the child every year on Mother’s Day for the weekend from Friday at 3:00 P.M. until Monday, drop off at school.

11.4 Father’s Day: The Father shall have timesharing with the child every year on Father’s Day Friday at 3:00 P.M. until Monday, drop at 8:00 A.M.

11.5 Father’s Birthday: The child shall have timesharing with the Father every year on the Father’s birthday, from 5:00 P.M until the following morning.

11.6 Mother’s Birthday: The child shall have timesharing with the Mother every year on the Mother’s birthday, from 5:00 P.M until the following morning.

11.7 Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Holiday shall commence after school on the last day of school prior to the holiday and continue until the commencement of school after the holiday. The Father shall have the child in the morning for the Thanksgiving from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. for Thanksgiving during all even years, and the Mother shall have the child at 3:00 P.M. for Thanksgiving, overnight during all even years. The parties shall alternate this arrangement every year.

11.8 Winter / Christmas Break: The parties shall follow the regular schedule for the Winter/Christmas Break.

11.9 Christmas Day: The Wife shall have Christmas Day every year in the morning, until 3:00 P.M. every year as it is also her birthday. The Husband shall have Christmas Day at 3:00 P.M. until the following morning at 1:00 P.M., the following day, December 26th every year.

11.10 Spring Break: The parties shall follow the regular schedule every year.

11.11 Other Long Weekends and Holidays: Regular timesharing shall remain in place.

11.12 The Parents can agree, in writing, to change and/or temporarily change the regular schedule and/or holiday schedule.

12. NUMBER OF OVERNIGHTS:

Based upon the time-sharing schedule, the Mother has a total of 235 overnights per year and the Father has a total of 130 overnights per year.

13. TRANSPORTATION AND EXCHANGE OF CHILDREN

13.1 Except as otherwise provided herein, the parent beginning their time- sharing shall provide transportation for the children.

13.2 Each Parent shall be responsible for the transportation costs for the children during their timesharing.

13.3 Timely Exchange: Both Parents shall have the children ready on time at the agreed upon time of exchange.

13.4 Necessary Information: All necessary information will accompany the children including but not limited to, appropriate medications and dosage instructions, homework assignments, school projects, and other similar items.

13.5 If either Parent is more than one hour late, without contacting the other Parent to make other arrangements, the Parent with the children may make other plans with the children.

13.6 The parents agree that their immediate family and mutual friends can transport the children.

14. FOREIGN AND OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL

14.1 Either Parent may travel within the United States with the children during his and her respective timesharing. The Parent traveling with the children shall give the other Parent at least ten (10) days written notice before traveling unless there is an emergency and shall provide the other Parent with a detailed itinerary where the children and parent can be reached at least three (3) days before traveling. 

The itinerary shall include any airline and flight information if applicable, addresses where lodging, locations and telephone numbers where the children and Parent can be reached during the trip.

14.2 Either Parent may travel out of the country with the children during his and her respective timesharing. The Parent traveling with the children shall give the other Parent at least thirty (30) days written notice prior to traveling, unless there is an emergency, and the Parent shall provide the other Parent with the detailed itinerary where the children and parent can be reached at least fourteen (14) days before traveling. 

The itinerary shall include any airline and flight information if applicable, addresses where lodging, locations and telephone numbers where the children and Parent may be reached during the trip. 

The Parents, as the legal Parents of the children, do hereby authorize and provide to each other his and her consent, by and through their signatures to this Parenting Plan, to travel out of the country with the children. The non-traveling Parent will execute all documents required acknowledging the children’s travel out of the country with the other Parent. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Parent agrees to timely execute and provide to the requesting Party, when requested in writing, whatever documentation is necessary for the traveling Parent to take the children out of the country including, but not limited to, a Letter of Consent for Travel of Minor Children.

14.3 If either parent falls to return the children, after traveling out of the Country then the other parent shall be entitled to an Immediate Pick-Up Order with notice and entitled to all reasonable attorney’s costs and fees in connection with any motions relating to returning the children. This provision shall not include involuntary travel delays, such as airline cancellations or delays or acts of nature, or sickness. The delay shall be immediately communicated to the other parent.

15. EDUCATION

15.1 School Designation: For purposes of school boundary determination and registration, the address of the Mother shall be used.

16. DESIGNATION FOR OTHER LEGAL PURPOSES

16.1 The children named in this Parenting Plan are scheduled to reside the majority of the time with the Mother. This majority is SOLEY for purposes of all other state and federal laws which require such a designation. This designation does not affect either parent’s rights and responsibilities under this Parenting Plan.

17. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARENTS

17.1 The Parents agree to reasonable communication with each other by telephone, text messaging, in person, letter and/or through e-mail.

17.2 All communications regarding the children shall be between the Parents. The Parents shall not use the children as messengers to convey information, ask questions, or set up schedule changes.

17.3 Each Parent has a continuing responsibility to provide to the other Parent his or her residence addresses and, cellular telephone number and at least one e-mail address. Each Parent shall notify the other Parent, in writing, of any and all changes in this information within twenty-four (24) hours after such change, and provide the new address, telephone number(s), or e-mail address.

18. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILDREN

18.1 The children shall be entitled to telephone, text messaging, email, and Facetime or other video communication and electronic communication with the Parent with whom they are not with anytime. Electronic communication includes telephones, electronic mail or email, webcams, video-conferencing equipment and software or other wired or wireless technologies or other means of communication to supplement face to face contact.

18.2 Communication between the children and Parent, including telephone contact, shall not be monitored by or interrupted by the other Parent.

18.3 The children may telephone, text message, and/or maintain internet/online access to either Parent and may email each Parent at their respective email addresses, which will be in the possession of the children. Each Parent shall ensure that the children have their cell phones in their possession so that they may have communication with the non-timesharing Parent. The non-time-sharing parent shall not excessively call and/or text the minor children while the children are with the timesharing parent.

19. CHILD CARE

19.1 Each Parent may select appropriate childcare providers. The Parents shall provide each other with the name, phone number and address of any childcare providers.

19.2 Each Parent must offer the other Parent the opportunity to care for the children before using a childcare provider, including but not limited to a family member and or friend, for any period twelve (12) hours or longer.

20. CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS OF THIS PARENTING PLAN

20.1 This Parenting Plan may be modified on a temporary basis when both Parents agree informally without a written document; however, if the Parents dispute the change, the Parenting Plan shall remain in effect until further order of the court.

20.2 The Parents agree that no permanent or continuing modification or waiver of any of the terms of this Parenting Plan shall be valid unless in writing and executed with the same formalities as this Agreement, or made by a court of competent jurisdiction, pursuant to the laws of Florida. Any substantial changes to the Parenting Plan must be sought through the filing of a supplemental petition for modification.

21. RELOCATION

21.1 The Parents agree and understand that any relocation of the children is subject to and must be sought in compliance with Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes.

22. DISPUTES OR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

22.1 Parents shall attempt to cooperatively resolve any disputes which may arise over the terms of the Parenting Plan. The parents may wish to use mediation or other dispute resolution methods and assistance, such as Parenting Coordinators and Parenting Counselors, before filing a court action.

22.2 In the event that either party is required to seek enforcement of any provision of this Parenting plan, the prevailing party shall have their reasonable legal fees, suit monies and costs paid by the non-prevailing party at all court levels.

23. OTHER PROVISIONS

23.1 The Parents agree that the Parent exercising overnight timesharing with the children shall be responsible for assuring the children have completed their homework, studied for tests and completed projects that are due for the next school day. This includes the Parent who has timesharing with the children for the weekend shall ensure the children have completed their homework, studied for any tests and completed projects that are to be taken and due on Monday.

23.2 The Mother shall ensure the child completes his homework Monday through Wednesday and the Father shall ensure the child completes his homework Thursday through Monday.

23.3 The Parents agree they shall have the appropriate environment and workspace for the children to sleep and do their schoolwork and activities during their timesharing.

SIGNATURES OF PARTIES

I certify that I have been open and honest in entering into this Parenting Plan. I am satisfied with this Plan and intend to be bound by it.