Custody: Parental Timesharing/Parenting Plans
One of the unfortunate consequences of a divorce or separation is that children often end up being pulled in many directions by their mother and father. Both parents may want to spend as much time with their children as they did prior to the divorce or separation and many times are simply not able to do so. Where your child will primarily live and how much contact the other parent will have is based on what the best interest of your child is. Here at NeJame Law, our highly skilled child custody attorneys realize that visitation issues can be highly emotional. Therefore, it is important to hire an attorney who will put the needs of your children first.
In Florida, the laws shared parental responsibility. Florida Statute defines shared parental responsibility as a relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their minor child or children. Shared parental responsibility involves both parents conferring with each other so that major decisions regarding the child or children are made jointly. While time sharing (the actual amount of time that each parent will spend with the child) may not always be entirely equal, parental responsibility should be shared unless it is going to be detrimental to the child. Some examples of detriment to the child are domestic violence, child abuse, or substance abuse. The parenting plan will organize how the time sharing plan will work with birthdays, holidays, weekends, transportation, and special circumstances.
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Contact an experienced Orlando child custody lawyer from NeJame Law for any time sharing and parental plan matters. If you are in need of one of our child custody attorneys in Orlando or anywhere else throughout Central Florida call us fo at 407-500-0000, e-mail us at FamilyLaw@NeJamelaw.com or fill out the online form provided on this page. We will be honored to assist you.