Information on Child Visitation Laws

For divorcing parents, safeguarding your children’s future and arranging for their best interest during and after the difficult process of divorce is of paramount concern.  “Time-Sharing” is the term used in Florida for the amount of time that a parent may spend with their child.  The specific schedule must be set forth in a Parenting Plan.

Understanding Florida laws, and the inclinations of particular judges, can help you know when an agreement is fair and how to present your case to the Court when it is not fair.  It is generally in a child’s best interest for both parents to have time sharing with their minor child.  There is a trend in Florida for Courts to award parents equal time-sharing, or 50/50 time sharing.  However, each case requires analysis of the facts to determine whether the Court will lean toward “every other weekend” time-sharing.An experienced divorce lawyer from our firm can support you and guide you through the complicated process of reaching the proper time sharing arrangement for your children.

During divorce proceedings when negotiating agreements where minor or dependent children are involved, Florida Courts are focused on the best interests of the minor children. In most cases. Courts are looking for an arrangement that will allow for the children to be able to maintain a close and meaningful relationship with both parents. When shared parental responsibility of the children does not appear to be in the best interest of the children, the courts may limit the amount of time that a parent has with a child, or even require that time sharing be supervised. Reaching an agreement for child visitation can be a complex and overwhelming process. Our firm can help you through this process and assist you in making arrangements that will be as beneficial as possible for you and your children.

Child Visitation in Contested and Collaborative Divorce

When it comes to seeking an agreement with your spouse on the issue of visitation, not everyone can come to an agreement themselves.  Those that have a contested divorce have other options available to solve these issues.  For some, collaborative divorce is better than the adversarial process used in the Florida Court.  While they may not be in agreement such as in the case of an uncontested divorce, they do agree on one thing: they will decide their future, not a Judge.  For many couples, taking their issue to Court will only add to the difficulty of an already troubled situation. Collaborative Divorce has gained popularity and has become more common among people who do not want a Judge deciding their fate.   Other times, a couple may be unable to reach an agreement on anything and must proceed through adversarial litigation, and the case goes to court. In this case,  you will want an experienced attorney who will leave no stone unturned.

Visitation and Your Parental Rights in Winter Springs

At John M. Iriye, P.A. we understand that the arrangements for taking care of your children during and after a divorce can be an emotionally charged and difficult process.  John M. Iriye, Esq., has been practicing law since 1996 and is committed to helping you in reaching an agreement, but when an agreement is not possible will be prepared to present your Case in court..

Contact a visitation attorney from our firm today to learn more about you rights concerning visitation.