Time Sharing

A Time-Sharing Schedule Is a Vital Part of Your Parenting Plan

Under Florida law, time-sharing refers to the time that a child spends with each parent, and it is an essential part of any parenting plan. By creating a comprehensive time-sharing schedule today, you can avoid serious disputes in the future.

At our firm, we are committed to helping parents develop detailed and complete time-sharing plans that reflect their goals. We will work directly with you to understand your situation, explain your options and draft a tailored time-sharing schedule.

Elements of a Time-Sharing Schedule

Your time-sharing schedule will be unique to your needs and your family. In general, however, it is important to consider:

  • How much time will each parent spend with the child? For example, the child could live primarily with one parent and visit the other parent every other weekend. This is just one example of how parenting time can be divided between parents. We can help you understand your options and secure a plan that is in the best interests of your child.
  • What will happen during school breaks and vacations? Summer break, winter break and spring break are key vacations to take into account and determine where the child will stay.
  • Where will the child go on holidays? Christmas, Hanukkah and other religious holidays will need to be considered, as well as secular holidays such as Halloween and the Fourth of July.

Those are just a few elements of the time-sharing schedule that will need to be taken into consideration and negotiated as part of your parenting plan. Since these issues can become complex, especially if a parent relocates or has a complicated work schedule, you should consult an experienced family law attorney. At Moraitis & Raimondi, LLP, we can advise you on your options and protect your rights throughout the legal process.