In today's world, it is commonplace for parents of a child to be separated or never married to begin with. While these situations often work out well, in other instances the parents cannot seem to see eye-to-eye on even simple issues. When that happens, one parent typically seeks information on child custody, or timesharing as it is known in Florida.
Florida Statute 61.13 governs child custody in Florida and sets out very specific factors a Court must consider when making a determination as to when and where a parent should timeshare with one parent or another. The statute also explains that there are three major types of decision making authority - shared authority, which requires parents to work together to make major decisions for the children; sole responsibility, which gives one parent all of the authority to make decisions for the children; or shared responsibility with decision making authority, which allows one parent to make decisions over a single area, such as education or health care.
In Florida, the terms and conditions the Court orders are put into a Parenting Plan, which is a formal legal document that governs timesharing and other parenting issues until the children become adults. If you are going through a child custody battle in Florida, it is important to have experienced, aggressive counsel on your side. At Taracks & Associates we have a team of lawyers ready to fight for your child and help you gain the timesharing and rights you deserve. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation on these issues.
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