Divorce may be a profoundly emotional experience for some people. This is especially true when children are involved in the divorce. According to current legislation, when parties have children, they must prepare a parenting plan. The parenting plan addresses parental obligations, timesharing (previously known as visitation), and child support. It may also include additional information pertinent to a specific child or children, or it may relate to a specific family environment. Even while the legal system strives to balance parental time-sharing, this is not always attainable. Because of respective occupations or distance, it may be impossible for parents to share time equitably.
There are three different kinds of timesharing, which are as follows:
Equal time-sharing means that each parent gets equal time with their children. This can be done by switching the homes where the kids reside from week to week or by employing some other timetable that results in an equal distribution of time between parents.
Parent having the majority of overnights with the child or children is referred to as majority time-sharing. For school purposes, the residence of the parent with the majority of the timesharing is typically used.
Timesharing that is supervised entails a parent who keeps an eye on the other parent during the time-sharing session. When a parent is a danger to the child or is thought to be a danger to a child or children, this sort of timesharing is implemented. A supervised time-sharing arrangement may be necessary in situations when one or both parents are accused of abuse or neglect.
Judges must consider a number of factors when determining parental responsibility and time-sharing. Following the evaluation, the court will decide which parent is most suited to care for the child or children. The distance between parents' homes, the duration of a kid's residence in one place, and the living arrangement that is in the best interests of the child will all be taken into consideration by the courts.
If you have concerns about your parenting plan, the experienced Miami family law attorneys at Rafool, LLC, can help. Call us at (305) 567-9400 or contact our Miami office online to schedule a consultation.