Broward County’s appeals court reversed orders establishing a parenting plan and mandating the former spouses use an app to communicate with each other.

The family court judge ordered a parenting plan that apparently did not include a provision establishing responsibility for the child’s health insurance.  This is mandatory by statute, and cannot be waived.  Since the parenting plan failed to meet statutory requirements, it was legally insufficient and was reversed by the appeals court.

The parties were also ordered to use an app to communicate with each other, despite neither former spouse asking the family court judge to do so.  Because the court disregarded the parties’ apparent desire to continue to communicate through email, this order was reversed as well.

The case was Scudder v. Scudder, and the Florida appellate opinion can be found here.