Miami Child Custody Lawyers
High-Quality Child Custody Representation and the Development of Parenting Plans in Miami-Dade County
At Leinoff & Lemos, we are committed to helping you reach a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule. These terms are commonly referred to as child custody agreements. We want to help you create a parenting plan that will allow you to continue to be a vital and active parent to your children. We understand that this is a highly emotional and stressful time for you, and we want to help you work through the process with as little stress as possible. Our Miami child custody attorneys can help you reach an agreement that is in the best interest of your family.
How Is Child Custody Determined in Florida?
In Florida, the term “custody” has been eliminated from the conversation and replaced by terms including a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule. The courts will determine “child custody” and establish a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule based on the best interests of the child. A recent change in Florida law has now established a presumption that time-sharing should be equally divided between parents. However, this presumption may be overcome under certain circumstances.
UNDERSTANDING TIME-SHARING AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
In the State of Florida, the concepts of time-sharing and parental responsibility are used to determine child custody arrangements.
Time-Sharing: Time Sharing refers to the actual physical time that a child spends with each parent. It summarizes the schedule and arrangements for when the child will be in the care of each parent. The time-sharing schedule will determine where the child will reside. This includes weekdays, weekends, holidays, vacations, and other special occasions. The objective of parenting time is to ensure that both parents have routine and meaningful contact with the child.
Parental Responsibility: Parental responsibility refers to the decision-making authority and responsibilities of each parent regarding important aspects of the child's life. It contains the right and responsibility to make decisions regarding the child's education, healthcare, religious upbringing, and other substantial matters. In Florida, parental responsibility can be granted as either sole parental responsibility or shared parental responsibility.
What's the Best Way to Approach Children’s Issues?
The best way to approach children’s issues is to be honest and open with your attorney. You should be honest about your situation, your work schedule, your child's routine, and your child's relationship with the other parent. Your attorney can then help you formulate a plan that will be in the best interests of your child and family.
Contact Our Child Custody Lawyers in Miami Today
At Leinoff & Lemos, we are ready to help you and your family resolve all issues relating to your children. Our Miami child custody lawyers are eager to work with you to create a parenting plan and develop a time-sharing schedule.
Contact Leinoff & Lemos today to get started with our Miami child custody lawyers.