Creating a timesharing plan is difficult even in the most amicable of divorces; the complexity increases multifold when the child or children have special needs. Special needs can refer to either physical or mental health issues that the child experiences and cause them to require a higher level of care and expertise than a typical child would.
Florida courts start with the presumption that 50/50 timesharing between parents is in the best interest of the child. If a parent seeks to have a greater timesharing allotment, the parent must provide evidence to prove to the court that this is in the best interest of the child. For a child with special needs, some of the factors that the court will consider are:
Depending on your situation, your attorney may advise working with medical, mental health, or education professionals to testify about your child’s special needs and the level of care that they require to thrive.
Some of the other factors that the court considers for all children include:
If you and your ex-spouse are able to work out a timesharing plan either through your attorneys or through a mediator, you can avoid the court creating one for you. Troy Legal has successfully guided hundreds of parents through complex timesharing negotiations. If necessary, we will bring the fight to court, but in most cases we are able to avoid this outcome, saving you significant amounts of stress, anxiety, costs, and time. Call us today to learn how we can help you develop the best timesharing plan for your child.
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Troy Legal, P.A. was founded in 2009 and serves clients throughout South Florida. Troy Legal, P.A., is dedicated to serving clients through compassionate and aggressive representation, while upholding the highest degree of ethical standards.This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.