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Modifying Your Time-Sharing Arrangement in Florida

For many couples, the most contentious aspect of their divorce is usually the matter of child custody. Since no parent wants to forfeit time with their child, it can be difficult for a couple to agree upon a suitable time-sharing plan. Under these circumstances, it may be necessary to leave this decision with a family law judge—as they would subsequently be required to issue a ruling that is most accurately aligned with the child's best interests.

While the allocated custody arrangement may be suitable for the time being, there is no way to know whether or not it will serve the child's, and parents', best interests in the future. For this reason, both parents are afforded the opportunity to seek a modification when a significant, lasting and unanticipated change in circumstances has rendered the current arrangement impractical.

When would I have grounds to request a custody modification?

As mentioned earlier, you must be able to show that a significant, lasting and unanticipated change in circumstances has taken place in order to seek a child custody modification from the court.

While a new arrangement can be worked out amicably between the parents, it may be necessary for one to file a "Supplemental Petition to Modify Parenting Plan / Time Sharing and Other Relief" when the other has objected to a modification.

  • In doing so, they would be required to show that one or more of the following circumstances has rendered their current time-sharing plan impractical:
  • The child's living environment has become unsafe
  • One parent has developed a substance abuse problem
  • The child has been subjected to domestic violence
  • One parent is planning on relocating with the child
  • One parent has neglected the child's medical needs
  • One parent can no longer financially support the child
  • One parent has become permanently disabled

Speak with a Board Certified Divorce Expert from My Firm

If you are interested in modifying the terms of your current time-sharing plan, the legal team at Charles E. Willmott, P.A. encourages you to retain the assistance of my firm as soon as possible. While the process of requesting a modification may be fairly cut-and-dry, it can be difficult to present a strong case without the intervention of an experienced lawyer. For this reason, you should not hesitate to acquire legal counsel before moving forward with your case.

When you contact my firm's Board Certified divorce expert at (904) 849-5183, you will have the opportunity to develop an aggressive plan of attack—ultimately equipping you with the resources that you will need to secure a successful resolution.

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