After a divorce, you will spend less time with your children. In many cases, you will spend much less time with your children. As a result, some of the hardest issues to resolve in a divorce involve child custody and time sharing.
I have more than 40 years of legal experience and have helped clients across South Florida reach favorable resolutions to their child custody and time-sharing concerns. Contact my office today to speak with a skilled Boca Raton visitation rights lawyer during a free consultation. If you need guidance and help from an attorney who keeps up to date and keeps your and your children’s best interests in mind at all times, I am the advocate you can count on.
Boca Raton Time-Sharing and Child Custody Lawyer
In divorce proceedings, Florida does not use the words “child custody.” Rather, issues about where children will spend their time are referred to as time sharing. Courts have the ability to determine which parent will have majority time sharing, and which parent will have time-sharing rights, or visitation. In every case, courts will look to the best interests of the child when determining a fair and viable parenting plan. The “best interests” standard can encompass many different factors, including:
- The ability of each parent to encourage a close parent-child relationship.
- The division of parental responsibilities once the divorce has taken place.
- The ability of each parent to determine and act upon the child’s needs.
Florida’s legislature has taken the position that each parent should have meaningful involvement in the lives of his or her children. As a result, courts will rarely award sole parental responsibility.
When determining a time-sharing plan, both parents may find it advantageous to negotiate an agreement. Litigation can be costly. More importantly, litigation will leave many important decisions about your future up to a judge. I can help you seek constructive results in negotiation. Of course, in the event you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement as to time sharing, I am an experienced trial attorney who will competently represent you in court as well.
Effective July 1, 2023 there will be significant changes in the law regarding time sharing. You should contact me so you can be well informed with the most current law when you are making important decisions with your children.
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