Child Custody Attorneys in Tampa Fighting for Parental Rights in the Bay Area
Child Custody, Timesharing Attorneys, Tampa, Florida
Tampa divorce & Family law attorneys Nilo J. Sanchez and Associates have been representing clients with child custody and time-sharing cases for over 25 years in multiple jurisdictions in Tampa Bay. Whether you are divorcing or you are unmarried with minor children, when determining child custody and time-sharing, the following must be settled;
- Parental Responsibility – Joint or Sole Decision Making
- Time-sharing or “Visitation” – The amount of time each parent will have with their children
- Parenting Plan – Parenting plan will include a time-sharing schedule and can include several other matters relating to the upbringing of the minor children, medical and dental, religion, communications, education, etc.
- Long Distance Parenting Plans – Long distant parenting plans may include specific orders relating to travel expenses for time-sharing as well as a unique visitation or time-sharing schedule. It may contain specifics on communication between the minor child and parents during timesharing. Long distant parenting plans generally look much different than a standard parenting plan.
Child Custody Attorneys Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco County, FL
Providing the very best legal counsel and representation is a major focus at our Tampa Family Law Firm. We do this first by specializing in Florida Family Law. For 25+ years we have represented parents who hired us as their child custody attorneys in Pinellas County, Hillsborough and Pasco County. When you are in need of a child custody and time-sharing attorney in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater or Wesley Chapel, rest assured you can count on Nilo J Sanchez & Associates PA Family Law & Divorce Attorneys.Contact our office today for a consultation – (813) 879-4600 or use the form below to reach out to us.
Florida Law Regarding Timeshare and Custody
Timesharing and child custody in Florida is governed by Florida Statute 61.13, which sets forth the factors the court considers when determining the child’s best interests. Florida has changed its child custody laws, steering away from traditionally what was known as primary residential custody. Currently, both parties create a parenting plan which fosters everyone’s best interests. The children may live with one parent one week, another the next, depending on their school routines and ability of the parents, or if a long distance parenting plan must be established, one parent may retain majority time-share, and the other may have timeshare one long weekend per month, with the majority of summer and spring vacations with the children. In extreme cases, the court shall order sole parental responsibility for a minor child to one parent, with or without time-sharing if it is in the best interests of the minor child. Even slightly amicable parents can generally negotiate and mediate matters relating to custody and timesharing. However, it is not unusual for high conflict to ensue with regards to the minor children. Thus, hiring a Tampa Bay child custody attorney who offers calm, focused but aggressive representation is a first good step to attaining your goals.
Florida Courts and Timesharing Determination
Typically, when the courts determine matters relating to timesharing, it will include the time sharing schedule arrangements including dates and times the child or children will spend with each parent, including holiday schedules. The court will determine who will be responsible for health insurance, and among other things, the court will the address that will be used to determine boundaries for school registration. The courts will also want to know the methods of communication that will be used to communicate with the children. In ordering parental responsibility, the court may consider the expressed desires of the parents and may grant to one party the ultimate responsibility over specific aspects of the child’s welfare or may divide those responsibilities between the parties based on the best interests of the child. Areas of responsibility may include education, health care, and any other responsibilities that the court finds unique to a particular family.
As you can see, if your case goes to trial, the courts can and will decide a variety of matters related to you and your child. This can include the amount of timesharing you receive which may effect your financial obligations. Hiring a Tampa Bay child custody lawyer who is both a skilled negotiator and aggressive Tampa family law litigation attorney will help to ensure that your parental rights are protected.
Timeshare and Parenting Plans
The best parenting plan allows for flexibility and fairness. Attorney Nilo J Sanchez & Associates spend time with our clients. We want to ensure that they understand how Florida child custody laws affect their individual situations. Mr. Sanchez understands that standard timesharing may actually not be in the best interest of some children and he will advise his clients with high conflict as to the best course of action to take. It is important to understand that there are very specific laws with regards to both endangering a child’s welfare or making false claims to the courts in an effort to prevent one or the other parent from enjoying time with their children. We will always take the best interest of your child to heart and will work aggressively to fight for the rights of mothers, fathers and most importantly, the children involved.
Every family and case is unique, and it is important to get advice from an experienced child custody attorney so you can be prepared when you go to court. Once timeshare and custody is established, you must show substantial changes should you wish to modify a timeshare order. If you are in need of a family lawyer, specifically a child custody attorney in the Tampa area, please call to schedule an affordable family law consultation.
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