Parenting Plan – Shared Parenting
Lakeland Parenting Plan Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional Parenting Plan and Family Law legal services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.
Florida Courts no longer recognizes the term “child custody” or “custody agreements”. these terms have been replaced with “Time Sharing” and “Parenting Plans.” “Time Sharing” refers to the legal guardian status, residency, and caretaking responsibilities of the child. A Parenting Plan is the sum all child related issues, such as who the child will primarily reside with, visitation arrangements and schedules, the amount of child support to be paid, and by whom, and any other issues relating to the well being of the child.
While this has been confusing for many families in addressing issues relating to a child (or children), for the most part, it is simply a change in official legal terms which the court uses for the same child related issues. Many individuals have described the changes as another move to be political correct in the legal world.
In the State of Florida, the court has the authority to legally render decisions which pertain to the Time Sharing (custody / visitation) and Parenting plans (custody agreements).
Florida Time Sharing and Parenting Plan laws provide guidelines for accessing and making decisions regarding the legal and physical care of children which are affected by the divorce of a married couple, or unmarried partners which are no longer cohabitating.
The objective of Florida’s Time Sharing and Parenting Plan laws is to act in the best interest of the child, while utilizing the guidelines of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, as well as the current State and Local Laws.
Unless special circumstances dictate otherwise, the court will typically rule in favor for a parenting plan in which a child is able to maintain frequent contact with of their both parents.
As a law firm providing professional parenting plan attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with parenting plan and timesharing legal issues, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights of each of our clients in an effort to achieve your parenting plan, timesharing, and family law goals.
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding parenting plan, timesharing, or other family law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland parenting plan attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
In just the past few years there has been a dramatic shift in what was once perceived as the mother automatically being granted custody of the children. Father’s rights, and the ability for the father of a child to be granted as the primary custodial parent has taken a turn for “leveling the playing field”.
In reality the courts have simply taken a more detailed look into the dynamic of each Time Sharing and Parenting Plan case in an effort to rule in favor of what is in the best interest of the child, or children. Another factor in more fathers being granted Primary Time Sharing is that more fathers are fighting for Primary Time Sharing of their children than in years past, rather than simply conceding custody.
In Time Sharing and Parenting Plan matters, Let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.
With both mothers and fathers being more active in Time Sharing and Parenting Plan issues and disputes, it has made it even more important to choose your legal counsel wisely. The Time Sharing and Parenting Plan attorney, lawyer, or law firm you choose to stand up and fight for your parental rights may directly impact ability for your voice to be heard as a reasonable and caring parent. After all, the courts decision in Time Sharing and Parenting Plan legal matters will directly affect you, your children, and the family structure in one way or another.
The Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those involved in parenting plan, timesharing, or other family law issues or disputes in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.