In Florida, family law has evolved dramatically over the years. Today, in a traditional case of divorce, each parent can usually expect to receive equal time with their kids everywhere, and periods such as summer and holiday breaks are divided evenly. Words like "custody", "visitation", and "primary residential parent” are now largely archaic and have transitioned into “parents” and "time-sharing”. These new umbrella terms of sorts have been working well.

The Florida Legislature may complicate things if it successfully introduces its legal “presumption” of equal time-sharing. Senate Bill 1832 and House Bill 843 would make profound changes that may end up doing familiar more harm than good. An absent parent who hasn’t been in the child’s life since their birth would have the ability to request equal time-sharing should they be served with a child support request. The other parent would then have to deal with the "presumption" of equal time-sharing. This other parent is the one that has been caring for and supporting the child since day one.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family lawlawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

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