If you have children and are seeking a divorce in Florida, one of the key elements of your divorce is your parenting plan, which is a document that specifies how you and your ex-spouse will co-parent your children. Two of the items that the parenting plan delineates are time-sharing and parental responsibility. Many parents are surprised to learn that these are two separate concepts. Let’s take a look at what each of these mean for your rights and obligations as a parent:
As the name suggests, time-sharing is the time that you spend with your children. This could include school days, weekends, vacation days, and holidays. There are three potential timesharing options:
Parental responsibility is being responsible for making major life decisions for the child. Some examples are choices related to health, discipline, schooling, and religion. A parent could have one of three levels of parental responsibility:
Time-sharing and parental responsibility together encompass being involved in your child’s day-to-day life as well as taking an active part in their long-term decisions. To learn more about parenting plans, or how to modify your existing parenting plan, contact Troy Legal. We are experienced family law attorneys and will fight for your parenting rights.
Troy Legal, P.A. was founded in 2009 and serves clients throughout South Florida. Troy Legal, P.A., specializes in Marital and Family Law, providing reputable legal services for prenuptial and co-habitation agreements, paternity cases, adoption matters, alimony and child support, time sharing and parenting plans, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (qdros), mediation services, equitable distributions, collaborative law, post-judgement modification and enforcement, domestic violence cases, and dissolution of marriage or divorce. Troy Legal, P.A. is dedicated to serving clients through compassionate and aggressive representation, while upholding the highest degree of ethical standards.
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.