Dade City & Zephyrhills Timesharing & Parenting Attorneys
For divorcing parents, the issues surrounding child custody are often the most important ones to decide. They are also frequently the most emotional and intensely fought-over issues in the divorce. At the Mander Law Group, our Dade City & Zephyrhills timesharing & parenting attorneys use their skills and years of experience to manage conflict in the divorce, and to guide you toward practical timesharing and parenting plans that work for you and your children.
Timesharing and parenting plans can be very detailed, outlining not only the weekly schedule but also summer schedules and holiday schedules, and any other special circumstances that may arise. Parenting plans are detailed and comprehensive, outlining parental responsibilities and the process for shared decision making concerning the child’s education, healthcare, religious upbringing, extracurricular activities, and any other aspects of the child’s life that need to be considered in a parenting plan.
The family law attorneys at the Mander Law Group develop practical, enforceable plans with the needs of the parent and the children in mind. Our team works with parents, mediators and parent coordinators as necessary to create a plan that is workable and long-lasting, without the need to continually return to court for modifications or enforcement.
Florida courts must be convinced that timesharing and parenting plans are in the child’s best interests
In any legal dispute involving children, the best interests of the child are always the chief concern of the family court judge. When deciding whether a particular timesharing arrangement or parenting plan is in a child’s best interest, the court looks at 20 different factors set out in Florida law. Some of these factors include:
- The ability of each parent to facilitate a relationship between the child and the other parent
- The division of parental responsibilities after divorce
- Each parent’s level of involvement in the child’s life
- The developmental stage and needs of the child
- The stated preference of the child, in some cases
Our attorneys will work through all 20 relevant factors with you to build a strong case for your proposed timesharing arrangement and parenting plan. As trained and experienced family law mediators, we strive to peacefully resolve any contested issues, while also providing strong and aggressive representation to support your position both in and out of court.
Help is Available for Your Florida Divorce or Child Custody Dispute
For help with child custody matters or any other aspect of your Florida divorce, contact the Dade City & Zephyrhills timesharing & parenting attorneys at the Mander Law Group to schedule a consultation, at 352-567-0411 in Dade City, or 813-948-1422 in Zephyrhills.