Parenting Plans and Time sharing

In the family law department, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Karina Arzumanova, P.A. handle cases from divorce to children’s issues, including child support, parenting plans, and time sharing. Since every case is unique, the attorneys work together with clients and their families to find the best solution.

Formerly known as Child Custody, the Parenting Plan is an agreement between parents that schedules when a child will spend time with each parent. The document details where the child will spend their time on weekends, holidays, and summer breaks. It also includes the communication technologies used to communicate with the child, including mobile and online communication. A parenting plan must state which parent makes the major decisions about the child’s education, health care, and more. If both parents agree to a parenting plan, then the document goes through the Florida court system for approval. If the parents cannot agree on the Parenting Plan, then the court will determine the time sharing schedule.

The court system in Florida has two main concerns when it comes to custody disputes. The first concern is called Shared Parental Responsibility. Florida courts have determined that if both parents stay active in a child’s life and upbringing after a divorce, then that child’s life will be more positive. Typically, the courts grant Shared Parental Responsibility so that both parents have the opportunity to jointly raise a child, except in cases where one parent is deemed unfit. Parents with shared responsibility have the right to make decisions on behalf of the child, including everything from extracurricular activities to which doctor the child visits. The second major concern of Florida courts in custody dispute cases is the best interest of the child. The court’s sole consideration in any parenting plan is a successful and healthy upbringing of a child.

Developing parenting plans and strategies for joint responsibility can be a frustrating and challenging experience. The certified family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Karina Arzumanova, P.A. can provide the right expertise and compassion to resolve conflict and achieve the best possible agreement.