Winter Park Child Custody Lawyer Jennifer Dane recognizes the importance of a parent’s right to stay involved in their child’s life after a divorce or paternity case. Jennifer Dane, child custody lawyer, works diligently to achieve her clients child custody goals. Jennifer Dane, is an experienced child custody lawyer and will handle your child custody case with care and detailed attention, with a focus on you and your family, she will:
- Meet with you to determine your short and long goals;
- Address all important legal issues;
- Request the court immediately address temporary issue;
- Prepare and work towards the best possible result.
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Jennifer Dane will personally handle all aspects of your case. You will be able to contact Jennifer Dane by phone, text or email at any time with your questions and concerns. Your case will not be handled by a less experienced attorney as Jennifer Dane is the only attorney that will advocate for you throughout the entire case. Jennifer Dane takes a personal interest in each clients case, well-being, and the family as a whole. Your child custody case will get Jennifer Dane’s full attention.
Florida Child Custody Time-Sharing & Parenting Plans
Best Interest of the Child
Florida has no presumption for or against the father or mother of the child or for or against any specific time-sharing schedule. The courts approach every issue regarding children by determining what is in the children’s BEST INTEREST. The children should have “frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate.” So, when a mother and father create a time-sharing schedule they should be sure to give enough time for both parents to be with the child. Parents should look at the needs of the children and figure out how to best allow both parents to be involved. The law further encourages parents to share all aspects of child rearing. To do this, each parent should have long enough visits to bond with the children and to perform different responsibilities and be involved in different aspects of the child’s life.
For more on Florida Statute 61.13 read here.
Parenting Plans in Florida Child Custody Cases
Since October 2008, Florida courts, have followed a revised statute in determining issues regarding minor children in dissolution of marriage cases. The new statute requires that all cases with minor children have a parenting plan. The parenting plan will be required to describe in adequate detail:
- How the parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child, and;
- The time-sharing schedule arrangements. In addition, the parenting plan will outline which parent will be responsible for any and all forms of health care, school-related matters, other activities, and the methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child. In most cases, the parents are encouraged to make these decisions together, continuing to work as a cohesive team.
Shared vs. Sole Child Custody in Florida
Typically, courts order the parents to have shared custody unless there is ample evidence that shared custody would harm the child. Parents should do everything in their power to work together on the custody and visitation schedule, so the parental responsibilities are shared. If a parent does not want the other parent included in the child’s life, there must be good reasons why and evidence to support them. Florida law requires that the court consider reasons for limiting time-sharing with a parent.
Hire an Experienced Child Custody Lawyer
If you are facing a divorce or paternity case with minor children or are considering your next steps, contact Winter Park child custody attorney Jennifer Dane for a confidential consultation, to discuss your case, your options and your family. Attorney Dane’s primary focus is to help you and your family transition through the shared parenting process as seamlessly as possible. Jennifer Dane will advocate for you and children’s rights with passion and focus.