How Can I Change My Florida Child Custody Agreement?
Child custody agreements can be complex and emotionally challenging for your family, especially your children. It is important to have experienced attorneys on your side who are skilled at representing clients in and outside of a courtroom. At HAWM law, we understand and appreciate that our clients want competence, diligence, and a swift resolution.
What is a Child Custody Agreement?
In Florida, a child custody agreement is often referred to as a ‘parenting plan’ that involves a ‘time-sharing’ arrangement. A parenting plan is developed and agreed upon by both parents and subsequently approved by the court. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule, the court can determine this for you both. The court’s primary consideration at all times in a child custody proceeding is the children’s best interests. The court can also request that parties involved attend a parenting course.
Some information that is typically included in a parenting plan includes, but is not limited to:
- How the parties share responsibility for daily tasks associated with raising the children;
- The time-sharing schedule with details about how the children will spend time with each parent;
- Identify who will be responsible for specific activities such as health care or school-related matters; and
- The methods for communication between the parents and with the children.