Tampa Timesharing & Parenting Plan Attorney
Caring, Professional Florida Timesharing and Parenting Plan Lawyer
Child custody issues are among the most potentially volatile and contentious matters dealt with in the family court systems. Decisions on when, where, and how often parents can see their children can have a lasting influence on their relationship, as well as potentially having negative impacts in the child’s overall development and sense of security. In these types of proceedings, you need a caring, professional Tampa timesharing attorney who will look out for the rights and best interests of both you and your child.
At HD Law Partners, our Florida timesharing and parenting plan lawyers have over 40 years’ combined experience in helping clients just like you navigate the often complex family court system. We put our knowledge and legal ability to good use in helping you achieve the desired results in your case, based on your family’s individual needs.
How the Florida Court Handles Issues Concerning Child Custody
Based on research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it is usually in the best interests of children to be raised cooperatively by both parents, if at all possible. While marital disagreements and irreconcilable difference may make it impossible for families to live together in one home, the NIH states that children do better when allowed equal access to both parents, even in situations in which both parents do not reside in the same home.
The Florida family court system embraces this philosophy, and Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes, states that the public policy of the state is to allow children to have frequent and consistent time with each parent, while encouraging the parents themselves to share in both the rights and responsibilities of raising the child. While in some cases it may be in the best interests for one parent to be the primary caregiver, time sharing between both parents is usually preferred, with the determination being based on the following factors:
- The stated desires of the child and their parents;
- The demonstrated ability each parent has to meet the needs of the child;
- The moral fitness, as well as the mental and physical health, of both parents;
- The child’s prior home, school, and community records;
- The demonstrated ability of each parent to work cooperatively with the other parent in ensuring the child’s need are met.
How Our Firm Can Assist You
While the court’s goal may be to have parents work together to make decisions regarding time sharing, this can be a potentially contentious process in certain situations. At HD Law Partners, we understand the conflicts that can arise, and can assist you in negotiating a detailed parenting plans, outlining both the circumstances under the which the other parent may have visits with child, as well as the time allocated for these visits, including making special arrangements for important dates, such as holidays and birthdays. In cases where you feel your child’s health or well being is in jeopardy, we can advise you on the necessary actions that are required to protect both you and them in these situations. This often includes uncovering and revealing information to the court about the other parent, which shows that they are unfit or ill prepared to provide for your child on a regular basis or in a manner that prevents your child from being exposed to potential physical or emotional harm.
Contact Our Tampa Timesharing Attorneys for Assistance
If you or someone you care about is involved in a custody dispute or attempting to work out these types of arrangements, get the professional legal help you need and contact HD Law Partners today. Our experienced team of Tampa timesharing and parenting plan attorneys acts as a strong legal advocate, working to protect your rights while ensuring your child’s best interests are provided for. We assist clients in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas, and we are prepared to help you today.