Parenting Plan and Timesharing
Current Florida law now requires in divorce cases with children that a parenting plan be developed which must contain a time-sharing schedule for the parents and child. There is no presumption for against the father or mother of the child or for against any specific time-sharing schedule when creating or modifying the parenting plan. Florida law defines "time-sharing schedule" as a timetable that must be included in the parenting plan that specifies the time, including overnights and holidays that a minor child will spend with each parent. As in other areas it is best if the parents can agree to a time-sharing schedule. However, the time-sharing schedule agreed to by the parents must be approved by the court. If the parents cannot agree, the schedule must be established by the court. When the court determines a time-sharing schedule, it must base its determination on what is in the best interests of the child. The law offices of West Palm Beach child timesharing attorney, Stephen J Press has over four decades of experience in handling divorces and modifications involving child time sharing and parental responsibility.Time Sharing Schedules
In the past it was often common to see agreements and court orders that provided for general "shared parental responsibility" with "liberal and frequent" time sharing. Current law now requires that a parenting plan developed by the parents and approved by the court must, at a minimum, describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child, the time-sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will spend with each parent, a designation of who will be responsible for any and all forms of healthcare, school related matters, other activities and other methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child. An important element must include a very detailed time-sharing schedule. In all cases the court will award overnight visitation and less there is some overriding concern for the child's safety. Furthermore, the time-sharing schedule must provide for special visitation on holidays or vacations. The time-sharing schedule routinely provides for rotating holidays and a schedule for celebration of religious holidays. There is no presumption that time-sharing must be equal between the parties. Furthermore, although a court may consider standard "visitation schedules" there is no requirement that such schedules be followed by the court. Each time-sharing schedule should be fashioned according to the needs of the parties and children involved. To learn more, please contact the law offices of West Palm Beach Child Time Sharing Attorney, Stephen J. Press, for a free consultation concerning time sharing and parenting plans.
There are no longer grandparent rights in Florida for contact with their grandchildren. There are no visitation rights to anyone other than a parent except in extraordinary circumstances.
Our office has extensive experience in representing both primary residential parent's and noncustodial parents in relocation cases and representing parties seeking modifications of child timesharing schedules or agreements. We also represent mothers and fathers who seek enforcement of timesharing schedules when a parent is denied time sharing.Contact a West Palm Beach Child Timesharing Attorney
The law offices of West Palm Beach child time sharing attorney, Stephen J. Press, takes pride in its professionalism and is passionate about defending the rights of its clients. If you have time-sharing concerns or would just like a consultation, please call our office at (561) 833-2772 or contact us online.