In Florida, matters involving parenting time are usually a top priority for divorcing couples with kids.
When it comes to time-sharing (often referred to as child custody), Florida courts will prefer custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the children involved, arrangements that are preferably shared equally between the parents. This is also referred to as joint custody.
To establish a time-sharing arrangement, courts will look at various factors that include:
A parent can petition the court for a child custody modification if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Parent relocation is a common example. A parent who moves out of state, for instance, may need to modify a current arrangement. However, there are strict requirements that must be met before a court will grant the request. First and foremost: the move must be in the best interests of the children involved.
If you have questions about child custody or are looking for greater guidance on the law, reach out to Peeler Law Firm, PLLC, to set up a free consultation with a lawyer. Stan Peeler has assisted individuals for over 30 years with family law matters, tailoring solutions based on their individual circumstances.