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Parents Get Equal Consideration

paternity-1_copyIt is the public policy of Florida to ensure children have frequent and continuing visitation with each parent after the parents have separated. Therefore, the father and mother should be given the same consideration when determining custody, visitation, and timesharing, regardless of their child’s age or gender.

Timesharing Awards are Often Unequal

Although parents are given equal consideration, the court can, and often does give one parent more timesharing than the other.  The court determines timesharing and visitation according to a long list of statutory factors. Ultimately, timesharing and visitation may be awarded differently depending on the fitness of a parent, the ability and willingness of a parent to exercise timesharing, and a parent’s ability to encourage a positive relationship with the child’s other parent.

Restrictions on Visitation & Timesharing

In some cases, the court will limit parental responsibility, or even grant sole parental responsibility, if it is in the best interests of the child. The court can also order supervised timesharing and make timesharing contingent on other factors, such as participation in substance abuse programs. If timesharing is contested, your experienced family law attorney can provide you options for parental decisionmaking, visitation, and timesharing that accommodate the unique circumstances in your case.

Get a Legal Strategy

DeVoe Law Firm can help you assert your rights to parental decisionmaking, establish timesharing and visitation schedules, modify timesharing and visitation schedules, and even get sole parental responsibility where appropriate. Statutory requirements, court rules, and administrative orders in child custody and timesharing cases must be strictly followed or you may lose certain rights forever. Call DeVoe Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with an experienced child custody and timesharing attorney.

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