Child Custody: Time Sharing and Parenting Plans

Jacksonville Child Custody Lawyer

Making decisions about where your children will live after a divorce is one of the most important aspects of the divorce process. At one time, when a divorce occurred, minor children were put in the custody of one parent and occasionally visited by the other. Florida courts no longer use this old-fashioned approach when establishing a custody agreement.

Instead, the state has chosen to adopt the idea of time sharing and parenting plans to help determine how much time a child will spend with each parent. When presenting a parenting plan to the court, you will be required to present information such as a statement describing how you and the other parent will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of your child, time sharing scheduling arrangements that show the time your child will spend with each of you, designation of who will be responsible for health care, school-related activities and other issues, and finally the methods and technologies that each of you will use to communicate with your child.

Need help with a time sharing or parenting plan?

You can write up your own parenting plan for the courts, but it is recommended that you seek help from an attorney to guide you through this process. Shared parental responsibility is the focus of all child custody cases in Florida. Both parents are not just encouraged, but required, to spend a significant amount of time with their children. In order to ensure that your parenting plan meets all of the legal requirements, call my firm right away and let me assist you. I am an experienced Jacksonville child custody lawyer, and am prepared to protect your parental rights, as well as the rights of your children.

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