Due to changes in the Florida Law, terms such as "custody", "primary residential parent", "secondary residential parent", "visitation" have been changed to Parenting Plan and Timesharing. Parenting Plan and Timesharing cases should also be handled in a delicate manner and with the utmost discretion, due to the tremendous strain which can be placed upon parents and their children.
In recent years their has been an increased emphasis in parenting / timesharing proceedings to determine what is in the best interest of the child. This has both opened the door and directly lead to an increased number of fathers who have been granted parenting plan judgments of a child / or children. A far contrast to the days when a child's mother was virtually guaranteed to be the parent in which a child or children legally resides with.
Whether you are the mother or father of a child / or children, and are seeking primary parenting rights, a shared / joint parenting plan, parenting / time sharing modifications or time-sharing rights, it is important that you are fully aware of you legal rights, and family law options to achieve your goals.
Parenting / Timesharing issues typically arise during a divorce, legal separation, when there is a long range residential change of address for the custodial parent, after a paternity test, or when any issue arises where there appears to be grounds to petition the courts to review and approve modifications to the current parenting / timesharing situation.
When you must legally address Parenting Plan, Timesharing, or other Family law issues it is important to be made fully aware of your legal rights, options, and to have aggressive, detailed, and dedicated legal representation in your corner. Hiring an experienced parenting plan attorney may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.