Does a court have to decide our parenting time schedule or can the other parent and I make the schedule?

Parents always are going to make the schedule themselves at first. However, the court has the authority under law to review and veto any schedule which the judge believes is not in the best interest of the child. For instance, let’s say you had a parent living in Kenya and one living in West Palm Beach, and the judge said, if the child is of school age, let’s say middle school or high school, and the parents say live six months in Kenya and six months in Florida, that’s crazy. How do you have a continuity of education? The judge has the authority to say in those circumstances no, this is not in the best interests of the child. Either A, come back with a different agreement, or B, we’ll litigate it and I’ll come to a determination what is in the best interest of this child.