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Experienced Family Law Advocacy For Parents In Time-Sharing Disputes

Florida no longer uses “custody” when regarding this legal matter. Rather, they use the term “time-sharing” to refer to the time both parents will be sharing with their child. Whatever terminology you use, however, this is often the most pressing issue facing married parents who are going through a divorce or unmarried parents going through a breakup.

In Miami and surrounding areas, Thomas-McDonald Law Firm, P.A. is the firm to contact for help with a time-sharing matter. Founding attorney Aislynn Thomas-McDonald has considerable experience in Florida family law, and has long been dedicated to children’s legal advocacy. She will work tirelessly to preserve your relationship with and access to your child or children.

How Do Courts Allocate Time-Sharing?

In Florida, the primary consideration for time-sharing allocation is the best interests of the child. Typically, the best interests of the child include, but are not limited to:

  • The amount of time the child has lived in a stable environment
  • The location of the individual parent’s homes
  • The parents’ morality and parenting structure
  • The mental and physical health of both parents
  • Each parent’s ability to provide a consistent routine
  • The communication between the parents
  • The attentiveness to the child’s everyday life
  • Any substance abuse by either parent
  • Any knowledge of domestic violence or abuse within the household
  • Being able to meet the child’s needs during important developmental stages

If there is enough evidence proving that shared parental responsibility would endanger the child on any physical, emotional or psychological level, then the court will grant sole parental responsibility to one parent over another. However, Florida courts do not have a preference for the mother or the father taking parental responsibility of their child. If the court sees them both to be fitting parents, equal, shared parental responsibility will be granted.

Discuss Your Case With An Attorney Who Listens And Cares

Thomas-McDonald Law has offices in Tavernier and Miami, and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Florida. To schedule your initial consultation with an experienced and compassionate family law attorney, call 305-928-6999 or fill out an online contact form.