The most emotional divorces are those involving children. Even if the separation is in the best interests of everyone involved, no parent can imagine going a few hours, let alone an entire week or longer before they see their child again.
With the help of a compassionate and experienced child custody attorney, the process can be made a little less stressful and complicated. Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington helps her clients understand what their rights are, make decisions that are in the best interests of the child, and create a strong co-parenting relationship.
How does child custody work in Florida?
In Florida, child custody and visitation arrangements are referred to as timesharing. This change occurred in 2008 to introduce and encourage the concept of shared parenting, which is a court-approved arrangement that specifies how much time your children will spend with each parent, as well as where.
You and your former spouse or partner can create a timesharing arrangement that gives you the most time with your children based on your respective schedules. You can also put together a parenting plan that covers matters such as:
- Where the children will go to school
- Which parent will be responsible for health coverage
- How the costs of daycare and afterschool activities will be shared
When parents cannot agree the court will order a timesharing plan based on the best interests of the children.
As an experienced Florida family law attorney, Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington will listen to your concerns, advise you of your rights in each potential custody arrangement, and partner with you to obtain the best possible outcome for your family law situation.
Advocating for you and your family
When you and the other parent are trying to agree on child custody, the Law Offices of Dahlia A. Walker, PA will work compassionately with both sides to resolve disagreements, yet aggressively protect your parental rights when necessary. To get started on your case, contact Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington at 954-963-8555.