Category Archives: Timesharing
Can Time-Sharing Arrangements Change?
After going through a divorce or a lengthy custody dispute, it can be easy to slip into thinking about time-sharing arrangements as though they are permanent and can never change. While child custody orders are legally binding and enforceable by Florida family law courts, they are not immutable. In fact, many families are encouraged… Read More »
Examples of Florida Time-Sharing Schedules
There is no “one size fits all” parenting plan. Instead, the kind of time-sharing schedule that works for a family will depend on their specific circumstances, including the ages of the children, the distances between the parents’ homes, and the wishes of the parties involved. There are, however, a few different types of schedules… Read More »
The Importance of Formally Modifying Time-Sharing Agreements
When issues with a parenting plan arise, many co-parents seek to directly address those problems by entering into an informal arrangement that reflects the new changes. While it is often simpler, quicker, and less expensive to go this route, especially when a proposed modification is minor, co-parents are still generally encouraged to seek a… Read More »
What are the Most Common Grounds for Parenting Time Modifications?
When couples who share children get divorced, they are required to come up with a plan for how they will divide parenting time. Once put in place, these plans become court orders with which both parties are required to comply. Judges do realize, however, that a family’s circumstances change over time and so are… Read More »
Can I Stop My Child from Seeing Her Other Parent During Quarantine?
While family courts have generally stated that existing custody orders should be followed during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of variables that could make staying with one parent over another (in violation of a parenting time plan), in the child’s best interests. This means that while a parent should not prevent his… Read More »
Amending a Time-Sharing Order While an Appeal is Pending
Recently, one of Florida’s appeals courts issued an opinion on the appellate jurisdiction process of family law proceedings that could have an important impact on similar cases going forward. To find out more about how this decision could affect your own case, please contact a member of our dedicated child custody legal team today…. Read More »
Right of First Refusal
Our day to day lives rarely go according to plan. For this reason, Florida family law courts created something known as the right of first refusal, which applies when one parent is unable to care for a child during a scheduled visit. In these cases, the parent with the conflict must first ask the… Read More »
Parenting Time Interference
Couples with children who decide to dissolve their marriages are required to come up with a parenting plan that details how parenting time will be allocated between them before their divorce can be finalized. These arrangements are intended to ensure that children have ongoing and meaningful contact with both of their parents even after… Read More »
Rights of Biological Fathers Reassessed in Groundbreaking Case
Florida law has long held that a child born into an intact marriage is presumed to be the biological child of the mother’s husband. However, a recently issued ruling from the Florida Supreme Court struck down this decades-old rule, which could mean that biological fathers of children born to women who are married to… Read More »
When do Courts Award Parental Rights to One Party?
In Florida, it is generally presumed that divorced parents will share parenting time, as it is thought that encouraging relationships with both parents is in a child’s best interests. Ideally, this would mean that a child would be able to spend roughly equal amounts of time with both parents. For this reason, granting sole… Read More »