Orlando Child Custody & Timesharing Attorney
Compassionate Family Law Attorneys Helping Parents and Children With Timesharing in Orlando Divorces and Custody Disputes
Whenever a couple has children together but are not staying together as a couple, whether dissolving their marriage through divorce or whether they were never married the courts must decide how each parent will share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children. the policy of the state of Florida is for both parents to maintain frequent and meaningful contact with their children, and shared custody is favored unless it is shown that a shared arrangement would be detrimental to the child, for instance in the case of domestic violence. No matter the circumstances, the Orlando child custody attorneys at Greater Orlando Family Law can help you navigate the parenting and timesharing issues in your divorce or custody dispute. We’ll work to achieve a result that meets your needs and your children’s needs for a loving, healthy relationship and positive home environment.
Our Orlando Child Custody Lawyers can Help you with Your Parenting Plan and Timesharing
Parents want what’s best for their children, and that doesn’t change just because the parents are splitting up. in some separations, the parents may feel they can work together to create a parenting plan and timesharing schedule that best meets the needs of their family. While working collaboratively is always preferable to courtroom litigation, it is a mistake to try to create a parenting plan without the assistance of an attorney. a parenting plan must be comprehensive and detailed in order to work properly. in fact, Florida child custody law requires a parenting plan to address all of the following at the very least:
- Detail each parent’s share and responsibility for the daily tasks of bringing up a child
- Develop a schedule of the time the child will spend with each parent
- Designate who will be responsible for health care decisions, educational decisions and other activities
- Detail the methods and technologies parents will use to communicate with the child
Dealing with these issues in general terms simply will not work. Once parents get into the specifics of matters such as pick-up and drop-off for time-sharing exchanges, holidays and vacations, how to handle emergencies and changes to the plan, or what to do when parents disagree in a particular situation, an amicable divorce can fall apart and become more hostile than it needs to be. At Greater Orlando Family Law, our team of attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced with parenting plans and timesharing schedules. We’ll help make sure that the parenting and timesharing schedule in your case is comprehensive, practical, meets your needs, and will be easy to understand, implement, interpret and enforce. Our child custody lawyers put in the hard work at the front end so that your parenting post-divorce can proceed smoothly in the best interests of the children, the parents and all family members involved.
Assertive and Effective Advocacy for the Child Custody that Meets Your Needs
If the parents can work out their own parenting plan, the judge will review it and enter an Order approving it. if they cannot agree, the court will decide on custody and timesharing after considering the 20 statutory factors contained in Florida Statute 61.13(3) to determine an arrangement that is in the children’s best interests.
Our Orlando child custody lawyers are knowledgeable and familiar with these factors after dealing with countless child custody matters in the greater Orlando area. We know the right evidence to gather and arguments to make to guide the judge in making decisions on custody and timesharing that meet your needs and the needs of your children.
Our Orlando Child Custody Attorneys are Here to Help with Child Custody Decisions that Meet Your Needs
To discuss the issues of child custody and timesharing in your Florida divorce, or for help drafting or reviewing a parenting plan and timesharing schedule, call Greater Orlando Family Law at 407-377-6399 to share your concerns with a team of knowledgeable and dedicated Orlando child custody lawyers.