Parenting Plans And Time-Sharing Arrangements (Custody And Visitation)
Florida family law statutes use the terms “parenting plans” and “time-sharing” arrangements for the concepts labeled child custody and visitation in some other states. The idea is similar: When parents of minor children divorce or separate, they need to arrive at a parenting plan and carry out time-sharing arrangements whenever possible. Except in cases when one parent is far away, unfit or uncooperative, it is considered to be in the child’s best interests to maintain nurturing relationships with both parents.
In the words of the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form, “A Parenting Plan is required in all cases involving time-sharing with minor child(ren) … [It] must be developed and agreed to by the parents and approved by the court. If the parties cannot agree to a Parenting Plan or if the parents agreed to a plan that is not approved by the court, a Parenting Plan will be established by the court.”
Customized Legal Counsel Is Essential
There will, of course, be exceptions, such as when supervised visitation with one parent is considered necessary. Every child and family has special circumstances, which makes it important for parents in the process of divorce or separation to work with experienced family law attorneys.
At Hurdle & Hughes Attorneys at Law, we advise parents in a personalized way as they go through the process of arriving at an agreed parenting plan, if possible. We represent clients in negotiations, in mediation and in the courtroom, as necessary.
We Are Accessible And Here For You As You Design Your Family’s Future
Bring your questions and concerns about child custody and visitation to your initial consultation at our family law firm. We can meet with you by phone or through web conferences rather than in sessions in our law offices, as needed. To schedule your first visit or conversation with one of our family law attorneys, call 813-699-5008 or complete our online form.
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