Coconut Creek Child Custody Lawyer
Establishing a Workable Visitation & Parenting Plan
Are you in a custody battle that you're afraid you're not going
to win? Child custody, now known as time-sharing, is one of the most contested
issues in divorce or paternity cases, especially when you have multiple
children. If you would like to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and
resourceful legal team on your side during this difficult time, you have
come to the right place.
At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., we truly care about our clients
and the outcome of their cases. We know that this can be a stressful experience
for everyone involved, and when we are retained in a divorce or a child
custody case, we go the extra mile to ensure that our clients feel cared for.
Our Coconut Creek child custody lawyer can help you put together a parenting
plan that you and your spouse can agree on. Child custody and visitation
are not simple matters. We can help you understand the different types
of child custody and what you can expect.
Types Of Child Custody In Florida
There are two types of child custody in Florida:
Sole Custody and
Sole Custody is where one parent has Sole Physical Custody and/or Sole Legal Custody
of the child(ren).
Sole Physical Custody is where the child(ren) reside(s) with one parent who is responsible for
the daily care of the child(ren). The other parent may have visitation
rights. A parent with Sole Physical Custody usually has Sole Legal Custody as well.
Sole Legal Custody is where one parent has the sole authority, responsibility, and duty to
make all decisions for his or her child(ren).
Joint Custody is where both parents share physical and/or legal custody of the child(ren).
Here, one parent is named the Primary Joint Custodian and the other parent
is granted visitation rights. Such arrangement provides the child(ren)
with some stability so that the child(ren) can have a primary residence,
school, and a primary physician. In certain circumstances, the courts
allow for a Rotating Physical Custody whereby the child(ren) spend equal
time with both parents. However, such arrangement is disfavored by the
courts and is only allowed in limited situations.
In Florida, a “custody agreement” is called a parenting plan.
A parenting plan is a binding document that governs the relationship between
the parents pertaining to the decisions to be made concerning their child(ren).
Florida child custody laws are designed to favor the best interests of
the child in accordance with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and
Enforcement Act and require divorcing parents to create a parenting plan
- How you and the other parent will share and be responsible for the daily
tasks associated with the upbringing of your child.
- The time-sharing schedule arrangements that show the time your child will
spend with each of you (weekdays, weekends, holidays, etc.)
- A designation of who will be responsible for health care, school related
matters (including which address will be used for school-boundary determination
and registration), and other activities.
- The methods and technologies (eg. phone calls, texts, emails, etc.) that
each of you will use to communicate with your child, and the frequency
of such communication.
Arrange for a
free consultation to discuss the matters of your case.
Call (954) 626-8071 to get started.