Timesharing / Parenting Plans in Florida
Child custody and visitation can often seem like a game of tug-of-war between the two parents. Both parties want to maintain a relationship with the child or children. These disputes do not have to be vicious wars that cause unnecessary distress to the children involved. With the help of a Jacksonville divorce attorney from my firm, you can develop a plan that works for both parties. It is not likely to be an easy situation if you and your spouse are already unable to mutually agree on aspects of childrearing. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I can help you develop a plan that permits mutual agreement between the divorcing parties.
Current Timesharing Laws
Timesharing is designed to help avoid unnecessary arguments and disagreements that can arise during custodial issues. There are many factors that go into the consideration of timesharing. The courts have to consider several factors when determining timesharing. The first consideration to be made is the best interests of the child. Other factors include the parent's ability to have a significant relationship with the child, to work with one another and to place the child's needs before their own. There are approximately 20 considerations that the court makes when determining time sharing in Florida.
Devising a Parenting Plan in Jacksonville, FL
A parenting plan is an agreement that governs the relationship between both parties. A time sharing schedule can be developed that will be the guideline for each parent concerning their minor child. All circumstances must be taken into consideration when developing a parenting plan. Both parents will have to agree to the plan and it will have to be approved by the court. As Jacksonville divorce lawyers who aggressively fights to defend the rights of clients, I can help you and your spouse agree to a plan that places the interests of the child as first priority.