Protecting Your Rights as a Parent in Florida Child Custody Matters
Time sharing cases can arise in many contexts, including as part of a paternity or divorce case. When you have children, the law takes their well-being extremely seriously, and there are strict standards when it comes to how custody cases are resolved. A custody determination will have a major impact on your relationship with your children – possibly for years to come. You always want to make sure you have an experienced child custody lawyer in Boca Raton protecting your parental rights. Call the office of Juliana Gaita, P.A., right away to discuss your case.
Types of Custody in Florida
In Florida, what used to be referred to as “physical custody” and “legal custody” is now referred to as the following:
- Time-sharing – This is the time you and the other parent can each physically spend with your child under your custody arrangement.
- Parental responsibility – This is how you and the other parent will divide the authority to make important decisions for the child’s welfare, including education, healthcare, and religion.
Both aspects of custody will need to be decided and memorialized in a parenting plan.
The Best Interests of the Child
Florida courts make custody decisions based on what the family judge believes is in the best interest of the child. This determination takes into account many factors, including:
- The child’s current relationships with each parent
- The child’s needs
- The willingness and ability of each parent to care for the child
- Any risks of harm presented by a parent
- Other factors relevant to a specific situation
Make Sure You Have a Dedicated Boca Raton Time Sharing Lawyer on Your Side
A lot goes into a custody determination, and parents should work together whenever possible to design a custody arrangement that works and is in compliance with the law. Learn how a Boca Raton child custody attorney from the office of Juliana Gaita, P.A. can help.