Brown & Rice, PA
2202 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, FL 32806
Child custody in Florida is referred to as timesharing. The presumption is that both parents should get a significant portion of physical custody of the children after divorce. In certain circumstances a court may order 100% timesharing to one parent when the other parent is unfit or declines timesharing. In other cases, the court may award 50/50 timesharing when it is in the best interest of the children that they spend equal time with each parent.
If the parents cannot agree to a timesharing schedule at divorce mediation, then the judge will review to the parents' testimony, evidence, and legal arguments and set up a timesharing schedule that the court believes is in the best interest of the children.
If your divorce involves a dispute over custody, our lawyers will fight for you and your children to urge the court to adopt a parenting plan that is in the best interest of your family. Call us to discuss your case. (407) 956-2172
A timesharing schedule should clearly establish which parent has custody of the children every day until they become adults. Ambiguity often leads to disputes in the future and litigation that can last years after the divorce is final. The schedule should cover weekdays, weekends, holidays, school breaks, vacations, emergencies, and travel.
Often timesharing can be settled by negotiation either at mediation or between the spouses' attorneys. If not, litigation will be necessary for the court to establish the custody schedule. Either way, our Orlando divorce attorneys will be by your side every step to the way to ensure that your rights are respected.
If you are facing divorce and child custody will be an issue, contact our Orlando divorce lawyers to represent you through the entire process. (407) 956-2172
Brown & Rice, P.A., serves clients in the Orlando, Florida, area, including the cities of Kissimmee, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Winter Springs, Longwood, Sanford, Deltona, Davenport, Lake Buena Vista, Deland, Daytona Beach, Mt. Dora, Ocala, Belleview, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Lake Mary, Apopka, Clermont, Maitland, Windermere, Heathrow, Lake Nona and Oviedo, as well as Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Marion County, Lake County, and Osceola County.