Broward Child Custody Attorney

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Child Custody / Timesharing

When a marriage ends, the couple must make many important decisions and resolve disputes. The issue of parenting and timesharing is one of the biggest concerns to resolve, but the difference is that the legal standard in Florida is in the best interest of the child (children), not the parents.

Why Choose Divorce & Mediation Law Firm?

  • Bilingual – Our bilingual law firm is passionate about helping people protect their children and assets during divorce and other family law matters.
  • Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back. We know the details of your case are important to you. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.
  • We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.
  • Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – Superb 10.0 rating from respected legal website Avvo. Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2014-2018, 2020, 2021; Avvo Top Contributor Award 2012, 2013, 2016-2020, as well as the Law Firm 500 Award for fastest-growing law firms in the U.S from 2017-2020.
  • Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law. Serving individuals with high net worth, our skilled divorce attorneys will protect your assets.

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Timesharing / Parent Responsibility

Parents will follow the court-approved parenting plan to designate timesharing percentages and include detailed instructions for major holidays. Florida no longer has “visitation.” Instead, each parent has some percentage of timesharing, and there are instances where the timesharing may be supervised. The percentage of timesharing provided to a parent is based upon the number of overnights the child spends with each parent. A parent who has 20% or more of the overnights in a given year is considered to have “substantial timesharing” under Florida law. If that person is the payor of child support, he or she will receive a credit against the guideline amount of child support commensurate with the “substantial timesharing.”

What is Timesharing?

Parental Responsibility
The court-approved parenting plan will also designate whether the parental responsibility will be:

  • Shared parental responsibility — the parents must confer and make significant decisions jointly regarding the child’s upbringing, including medical care, education, social and recreational, and religious faith.
  • Ultimate Decision Making Authority – after full consultation with the other parent, one parent has the legal right to make final decisions about certain specified issues (e.g., medical, educational, religious upbringing, general welfare).
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How Does The Court Determine Custody?

Child Custody is divided into two main categories:

  1. Timesharing (physical time child spends with each parent), and
  2. Parental Responsibility (significant decisions to be made for child relating to medical care, school matters, social and recreational, religious faith)
If the couple cannot agree on these issues for a detailed parenting plan to be drafted for court approval, the court will have to decide, based on some or all of the following factors:
  • The age of the child
  • The wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and maturity
  • Which parent may provide better basic primary care
  • Parent’s health, including mental health
  • Any criminal record, including domestic violence
  • Substance abuse by either parent
  • Parent’s financial status
  • Parent’s employment stability and work schedule
  • Each parent’s home environment that will be available for the child
  • A potential better home environment with stepparents, grandparents, or other family members

Our compassionate child custody attorneys understand that best agreement usually allows both mother and father to maintain a consistent relationship with the child, where appropriate. An experienced child custody attorney needs to draft a comprehensive agreement so that you do not have to return to court in the future to modify the agreement.

Our Location

We Serve Broward County and all of South Florida.

Clients come to us from Parkland, Coral Springs, Miramar, Cooper City, Davie, Ft Lauderdale, Sunrise, Plantation, Deerfield, Tamarac, Margate, Dania, Miami Lakes, Opa-Locka, Hollywood, Weston, North Miami, Pembroke Pines and all of Broward County.

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We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling us for one-on-one assistance at (954) 447-2580(954) 447-2580 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.