Child Custody and Visitation Attorney
At Klein Law Group, we are experienced in issues of child custody in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Now called “timesharing” in the state of Florida, child custody and visitation arrangements can be some of the most important and difficult issues that face divorcing couples with children. Timesharing refers to the amount of parental responsibility that each parent has in caring for a child or children.
When a couple goes through a divorce, the roles and responsibilities of each parent must be laid out in detail in a parenting plan. This plan includes information related to factors such as timesharing, communication methods, and who is responsible for decisions related to the children on such matters as healthcare, education and other matters affecting the children’s overall well-being.
Parental responsibility in a timesharing agreement can be either shared or sole, and decisions for how responsibility is shared are based on a multitude of factors. Understanding the complexities that go into determining a timesharing plan can be challenging. Ensuring that you have a trusted child custody attorney on your side is an important step in protecting your parental rights and in helping you arrange a timesharing agreement that benefits both you and your children. Our child custody lawyers in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale offer compassionate and understanding guidance, while also being diligent in representing your best interests.
Child Timesharing Attorneys in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale
Understanding the intricacies of what goes into determining timesharing agreements can be challenging. By taking the time to appreciate your unique situation and needs, our attorneys can help you defend your parental rights. In addition to representing you during the initial process of defining a timesharing agreement, we can also help you if you require modifications to timesharing agreements or if you need assistance in enforcing a timesharing agreement that has already been established.
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With offices located in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, our child custody attorneys are conveniently accessible to residents in the South Florida area. Contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, providing you with the opportunity to discuss specific issues related to your case.
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If you have children and are going through a divorce, child custody and visitation is one of the most important issues you will face in the process. Call the South Florida attorneys at Klein Law Group today at 561-367-5166 for caring yet aggressive guidance and representation. If you prefer, you can fill out the form on the side of this page and one of our experienced lawyers will call you back.
Timesharing is one of the most important issues to be addressed during a divorce involving children. At Klein Law Group, our lawyers in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale provide compassionate yet tenacious representation and guidance, protecting your rights in the pursuit of a resolution that is in the best interests of you and your children. We have years of experience in family law and can assist you in securing an agreeable arrangement.
Florida Timesharing FAQs
A judge makes final decisions regarding rights for each parent. These decisions of custody and visitation are made based on what is deemed to be best for the child or children. A variety of factors go into making this decision, including financial stability, criminal records or prior criminal charges, disability, and an overall determination of who is judged to be best equipped to offer the child a stable, safe and nurturing environment. A timesharing agreement and parenting plan can also be developed by divorce attorneys, agreed to by both parents and approved by a judge or a judge can determine his or her own plan if an agreement cannot be reached.
In many cases, a judge will order shared parental responsibility, meaning that both parents have full parental rights and must share in the decision making and responsibility of caring for a child. The amount of time that a child spends in the custody of one parent or the amount of visitation rights of the non-custodial parent, however, may be determined differently in every case. The only time that sole parental responsibility, with an absence of timesharing rights by the other parent, is ordered is usually in cases where there has been a history of child abuse, domestic violence
or substance abuse.
Typically, the only way that a parent is not granted visitation rights by a judge is if there is a history of child abuse, domestic violence or substance abuse. A custodial parent cannot decide on his or her own to deny visitation rights outside of what is stipulated in the agreement. If you have been denied visitation for any other reason, it is within your legal rights to demand visitation. A attorney can help you defend your rights.
In the state of Florida, an effort is made to ensure the equitable division of responsibility and time with children by both parents. Therefore, one parent cannot simply move with a child without prior consent and agreement. However, in the event of a justifiable motivation for a move, such as a desirable job offer, it may be possible to receive permission to relocate a child to another state. This can be a very tricky and emotional process if both parents are engaged in the welfare of the child, so careful thought should be given to how this will affect the child. It is best to seek guidance and representation from an experienced child custody attorney if you are thinking of relocating with your child far from the other parent.
Agreements regarding child custody and visitation remain in effect until a child is 18 if they have graduated from high school, or if they are still in high school at age 19, until they have graduated high school.
Timesharing agreements are determined at the time of divorce based on circumstances presented to a judge at that time. If there are changes to either parent’s situation, it may be possible to modify existing child custody and visitation arrangements based on new factors. If you are seeking a modification to a timesharing agreement, it is best to have an experienced child custody attorney represent you to help you through this challenging and complex process.
Timesharing agreements contain detailed information related to custody and visitation arrangements and are legally enforceable. If a non-custodial parent pursues unauthorized visits or a custodial parent denies visitation, it is possible to enforce adherence of the agreement. There are also penalties that can be imposed, depending on the manner in which the timesharing agreement was broken and the type of action that was taken.
We offer legal services in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas.