Florida Timesharing Laws
Child timesharing refers to the amount of time each parent spends with a child. Child timesharing laws in Florida help determine the time a parent spends with the child from the union of two people. There are several different types of timesharing arrangements in Florida which can be created to best suit the child’s needs. Our child timesharing attorney can help represent you and arrange these types of agreements for the best interest of your child or children.
How Is Child Timesharing Determined in Florida?
Child timesharing is determined by looking at the situation of both parents and the needs of the child. A judge will look at any and all factors related to parenting to determine the best decision. Health and safety are the most important factors in relation to determining how timesharing arrangements are made. Parents may lose or have reduced timesharing or visitation if there is evidence of violence, addiction, or abuse. Other factors considered may be looking at the mental/physical health of the parent and any evidence of substance abuse or mental illness.
A judge will look at each parent and their ability or desire to meet their child’s emotional, learning, and developmental needs, such as determining which parent is involved in school activities and which parent provides a routine for the child on a daily basis. A judge also may consider if the parents can co-parent effectively and whether they have effective communication skills in doing so.
Shared Parental Responsibility
Shared Parental Responsibility is a joint decision-making process by the parents to make legal decisions affecting the child. The Court, in some instances, may order the parties to have shared parental responsibly, but may also allow one parent to be the ultimate decision maker in the event of a disagreement by the parties. In rare cases, the Court may order sole parental responsibility, which allows only one parent to make all major decisions affecting the child, such as the child’s health and educational decisions. During a child timesharing battle, it’s important to hire qualified legal help to represent you and to protect you and your child’s legal rights every step of the way.
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At Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, PA, we offer legal consultations to those needing our legal expertise, especially with child timesharing in Clay County. In order to learn more about the legal services we offer and to schedule an important consultation with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible, call 904-284-2970.
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