Divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be a complicated matter, especially when children are concerned. The State of Florida requires Parenting Plans for all divorcing couples with children in order to ensure that both parents are able to remain in continuing contact with their children after a divorce, and these “timesharing” laws require that the parents have clearly determined parameters about how they will both share the responsibilities of the daily tasks associated with raising their children by coming up with a timesharing schedule. Timesharing schedule arrangements delineate the amount of time the children will spend with each parent and designate which parent will be responsible for any and all forms of health care, school matters, including the address to be used for school determination and registration and all other daily activities.
In the State of Florida, there is no presumption for or against the father or mother of the children based on gender considerations, or for or against any specific timesharing schedule when creating or modifying a parenting plan. When you and your spouse begin to negotiate the development of a Parenting Plan that determines the amount of time that you both will be spending with your child or children, it is crucial to work with an experienced Family Law attorney that can help you navigate the complex process with ease. Central Florida Family Lawyer Jody L. Fisher is that attorney.
In determining the time-sharing agreement reached, the court’s primary consideration is the best interest of the children involved. In order to determine this, the court must consider all of the factors that are provided by the parties as to their “fitness” as parents. The most important factor is the proven capacity of each parent to be part of a nurturing parent child relationship, to stick to the timesharing schedule and to be reasonable when any adjustments in the schedule are required. Having a family law attorney with a proven track record of successes in cases such as these is a valuable asset in ensuring that the case will go your way and that an amiable agreement is reached.
Don’t get caught up in battle over timesharing; instead, work with an experienced and compassionate Florida attorney to make sure the process goes smoothly. Contact the Central Florida Law Office of Jody L. Fisher today at 352-241-0391, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing our online information form. Based in Leesburg, Attorney Fisher works with families in Leesburg, Clermont and throughout central Florida.