When a couple with children divorce, agreements will need to be worked out regarding timesharing and visitation rights. These agreements can be developed with the assistance of a Tampa divorce attorney, or left up to the court to decide. The court will make its decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child. Rotating custody between parents is generally preferred by the court, unless awarding sole custody is considered better for the child. Parents are also expected to work out a plan regarding how child-rearing decisions will be made.
In recent years there have been significant changes in the laws pertaining to parenting in divorce cases. Under new statutes the word “visitation” has been replaced with “timesharing.” Parents can have equal amounts of timesharing, or one parent can have timesharing than the other.
Our firm can explain the laws pertaining to parenting in more detail, and help you develop a plan that will ensure your child’s well-being. If there are custody and timesharing issues that cannot be resolved, we can also be relied on to protect your rights and interests in court.
Contact a Tampa child visitation lawyer at our law firm to find out more about visitation laws and how to resolve custody and timesharing issues.