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August 18, 2018.
posted in Child Custody

On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.

Some things ultimately have to come to an end. Marriage is one of those things. You may have tried your hardest to make it work but it just didn’t. Divorce was the best option for you and your former spouse. This whole situation can get extremely messy. Everyone knows that. It can get even messier when your child(ren) is involved. Now they are forced to deal with the divorce of you and your ex-spouse. The last thing you want to do is make it harder for the children. You know it’s going to be tough but you’ll need to put your emotions to the side when dealing with this delicate subject matter. You need to make decisions based upon the best interests of the child(ren). It’s essential to know how time-sharing works. You should know what’s included in it as well as how the court determines time sharing.

What’s Included In It?

Time-sharing is basically an agreement on how shared joint custody works in the state of Florida. There are several elements that must be included in the time-sharing agreement. It must include a schedule on where and when the child(ren) spends their days. For example, the child may spend the weekdays with one parent and weekends with the other parent. This agreement details which parent is responsible for education, healthcare, and religious decisions. An example of this would be that one parent may decide which school the child will go to.  Time-sharing determines how parental responsibilities are divided. For example, one parent may help the child(ren) with homework while the other may be responsible for taking them to away games. This agreement demonstrates how communication is done between the child(ren) and each parent.

How Does The Court Determine This?

The court ultimately determines time-sharing in an effort to make decisions that are based upon what’s in the child’s best interest. The court looks at different factors when determining this. The court will look at how long the child has had a stable home. This matters because shared joint custody means the child will now have to travel back and forth between each household as opposed to being in the same household. The court will also look at school records. They look at the mental health of the parents. This is essential because it shows how they may handle the whole situation. Courts look at the evidence of potential abuse. An example of this would be if a parent has been abusive in the past. The court will look at the physical ability of the parent to care for children. For example, a parent may not have a stable home for the child(ren) to live. They may have a disability that doesn’t allow them to work, which in turn would make it hard to support the child financially.

Everyone knows that divorce is not easy. Courts may not really have the best interest of your children through your eyes. You need someone who will actually listen to your specific needs and concerns. You need a lawyer who will help you develop both short and long terms solutions to your problems. You should consider The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale when dealing with this subject matter. He is accessible, knowledgeable, and affordable. He’s ready to fight for you and get you what you deserve. Simply fill out this contact form for a free initial consultation or call toll-free at 954-533-2756. For evening, holiday, and weekend calls, use 954-297-6546.

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