If splitting up your personal possessions and assets isn’t difficult enough, a divorce requires consideration regarding the time-sharing of your child. If both parents are equally invested in the child’s well-being, determining an appropriate plan can be a challenging one. This challenge is why child time-sharing laws are taken so seriously.
Each family’s situation is different, and no two can be decided on the exact same factors. Because you and your spouse are the two who know your situation the best, you should be working on a custom parenting plan, rather than assuming the judge will know the ins and outs of your child’s needs. Child time-sharing in Florida is determined by the “Best Interest of the Child” standard, so keeping that in mind will be the key to making a parenting plan agreement that fits all parties.
In sole custody, one parent has been deemed unfit, and the other parent is granted sole responsibility of the child. More common is shared custody, and the degree to which that occurs varies greatly. Factors like time spent with each parent are some of the variables. If the parents can’t agree, the court must decide. The court takes into consideration each parent’s ability to care for the child, the geographic distance between homes, and the past experience each parent has had caring for the child or children. If the child is old enough, the child’s wishes are also taken into account.
Once child time-sharing is determined, child support is a related issue that must take into account the custody plan, so determining an appropriate custody agreement is vital to the future of your family. To make sure you have the best legal help for a time-sharing situation, contact the Boca Raton family law attorneys at Orner Law today.