West Palm Beach Child Custody Attorney
Coming to terms with how divorce will affect your children is extraordinarily difficult for parents. You’re probably concerned about the emotional impact on your children as well as the logistics of splitting up their time between two households. At Bruce S. Rosenwater & Associates, P.A., our West Palm Beach child custody attorney provide insightful and sensitive representation in child custody matters to achieve your goals and put your mind at ease.
Is Parental Responsibility the Same as Custody?
If you’ve been looking into child custody in Florida, you’ve probably come across the terms “parental responsibility” and “time-sharing.” These terms are used by Florida courts instead of custody and visitation. Parenting responsibility refers to the authority parents have to make decisions about their child(ren)’s education, discipline, religious upbringing, health care, and other matters. You can have shared or sole parental responsibility. Time-sharing refers to when each parent spends time with their child(ren).
What Information Must a Florida Parenting Plan Include?
At a minimum, a Florida parenting plan must describe in adequate detail how parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child(ren), the time-sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time that the minor child(ren) will spend with each parent, a designation of who will be responsible for any and all forms of health care and school-related matters (including the address to be used for school-boundary determination and registration), and the methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child(ren). If you don’t provide enough information and/or detail regarding any of these issues, your parenting plan may not be approved by the court, or the court may establish a parenting plan for you with or without your input. An experienced Florida child custody attorney can help ensure your parenting plan is complete and submitted correctly.
What If My Child’s Other Parent and I Don’t Agree on Child Custody?
If you and your child’s other parent cannot reach an agreement about child custody, a proposed parenting plan may be filed by either parent at the time of or any time prior to the final custody hearing. We can help you create a parenting plan that appropriately takes into consideration Florida law regarding a child’s best interests and parental fitness while incorporating your wishes for child custody. With a thorough and thoughtful parenting plan, timely filed, you increase the likelihood a judge will look favorably upon your requests.
Speak with an Experienced West Palm Beach Child Custody Attorney
If you have children and you are facing a divorce, the advice and guidance of an experienced child custody attorney can go far to protect your children’s best interests and your parental rights. In Palm Beach County, call Bruce S. Rosenwater, P.A. to speak with a child custody lawyer well-versed in Florida’s rules and guidelines for time-sharing and parenting plans.