Brown & Rice, PA
2003 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, FL 32806
For divorces with children involved, one of the biggest issues to resolve is the parenting plan. In Florida, custody, child support, and parental responsibility are all established in a parenting plan. The parenting plan is incorporated into the final judgment of dissolution of marriage and it governs how the parents will interact in relation to their shared children. If the parties do not agree to a parenting plan in mediation, the court will order a parenting plan based on the evidence and legal arguments presented by the parents.
Often, the parenting plan is the most contested issue in a Florida divorce case. Our Orlando divorce attorneys will strongly represent you in establishing a parenting plan that is in the best interest of you and your children. Call us to discuss your divorce with children today. (407) 956-2172
Parental responsibility is the decision making authority of the parents over the children. Florida divorce courts favor "shared parental responsibility" in most cases. Shared parental responsibility requires that the parents consult with each other and agree on all major decisions regarding the children. Even after your divorce, you and your spouse will be required to communicate reasonably regarding the children.
Sole parental responsibility may be ordered in cases where the court has good reasons to allow one parent the right to make all of the decisions regarding the children. Sole parental responsibility is rare and is generally ordered in cases where one parent is unfit. Read more about parental responsibility...
Child custody, legally called "timesharing", refers to the physical residence where the child will live at any given time. It is called timesharing because Florida law requires the divorce court to give each parent partial custody in most cases, depending on the circumstances of each particular case. The amount of timesharing you are awarded may have a direct effect on your child support order. Timesharing includes weekdays, weekends, school breaks, birthdays, and holidays. Read more about child custody (timesharing)...
Florida law requires child support to be ordered in nearly every divorce case involving children. The most common exception occurs when the parents have equal timesharing and incomes. Child support is based on the total income of both parents and paid proportionally by each parent's individual income. There are a number of factors considered to determine the amount of child support to be paid in any particular divorce case. Read more about child support...
Divorces with children may be especially challenging for the family. Our Orlando divorce lawyers will stand by you every step of the way to obtain a parenting plan that is in the best interest of your children. Call us at (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.