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At the Draper Law Office, we work with all aspects of child custody cases
, including timesharing. Our child visitation lawyers can provide representation to parents seeking to establish their right to have time with their children, help contact their children and also to modify any current time sharing agreements.
Florida laws have recently been modified concerning time sharing; eliminating the terms “primary” and “secondary” child custody to “parental time-sharing”. This change was brought about to help avoid fights between parents based upon semantics - for example, parents who had “secondary” visitation rights may have felt second-class, resenting the fact they were only allowed to “visit” their child. Unless it is established through the court that equal time sharing would be detrimental to the child, both parents should have equal rights to the children.
Florida laws are focused now on providing the best “time-sharing” situation for the child, encouraging parents to spend an ample and appropriate amount of time with both parents. The courts look at a variety of factors when considering the time sharing and scheduling. These include the geographic viability of the plan, the moral fitness, mental and physical health of the parents, the reasonable preferences of the child, the demonstrated capacity of each parent to provide a consistent routine for the child and their capacity and disposition to be informed about the child.
To get started with establishing or modifying your visitation rights to share time with your child, contact us today toll free at 866.767.4711
or fill out our online contact form
. Our attorneys proudly serve the greater Central Florida area, with offices conveniently located in Orlando, Kissimmee and St. Cloud.