Rarely is a parenting time share arrangement without controversy and emotional upheaval. Mellany Marquez-Kelly understands what a successful outcome looks like in protecting your rights and the child’s/children’s best interests under Florida law. The process of determining parenting time schedules and temporary parenting time starts with getting to know the client’s wishes, strengths, and everything possible about the children’s specific needs. Many factors apply in determining both the outcome of a time-sharing arrangement and parental responsibility as set forth in Florida Statute 61.13.
Stability of any children involved is the main goal during their parents’ entire divorce proceedings. Florida law has distinguished between time-sharing and parental responsibility. Time-Sharing is a specific plan that details what days of the week the minor child or children will spend with each parent. Parental responsibility is the determination of the role each parent will have with regard to major decisions affecting their child or children, including, but not limited to, health decisions, educational decisions, etc.