Reaching Agreements On Parental Rights And Responsibilities
More than a decade ago, Florida law deleted the terms “custody” and “visitation” and “primary residential parent.” The new terms used were timesharing and parental responsibility. The goal was to promote shared parental responsibility between the parents and to encourage a child’s relationship with both parents after a divorce.
The law did not want any one parent to be empowered and the other parent to have power with such terms as “primary residential parent.”
The 2008 change in law requires a parenting plan to be put into place.This plan must establish:
- Each parent’s responsibility
- The child’s main place of residence
- The arrangement for timesharing including specifics for dates, times, and exchanges
- The amount of child support payments
- Decision-making strategies
- Tactics for dispute resolution
As with all custody or shared parenting matters, all of these decisions revolve around what is in the best interest of the child. Since children are often subject to change, there is always an option to modify the parenting plan or support agreements as long as certain requirements are met.
Assistance From Knowledgeable, Reputable Family Law Attorneys
At Pacheco Perez P.A., we have extensive experience helping families like yours in South Florida and The Greater Miami area resolve custody matters. Together, we have widespread experience negotiating agreements and litigating countless cases with children’s issues.
Honest, Straightforward Guidance Is Our Motto
Our lawyers take pride in finding a personalized solution to each and every situation, but always one that is realistic.
We aim to provide honest, straightforward advice and strategies. Sometimes, it’s not always what our clients want to hear. But, in the long run, we have the experience to know that, without a realistic approach, our clients often end up spending more money and experience more stress, and are still unable to reach unrealistic goals.
An efficient and cost-effective solution is what we strive for. Let us help you. Contact us today to discuss your timesharing or custody matters.