Orlando Child Custody Attorney
Parenting Plans in Time-Sharing Cases
If you are getting a divorce or otherwise formalizing a
child custody arrangement, you are going to need the assistance of a skilled divorce
lawyer in Orlando. At Richard A. Heller, P.A., we understand how your
children are your top priority and we can assist you in developing a solid
parenting plan that you can feel good about. With an A+ Rating from the
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that is committed to helping our clients achieve the results they are
In Florida, a parenting plan is required in all cases that involve time-sharing
with minor children, even in cases where the parents are not disputing
the time-sharing arrangement. At minimum, a parenting plan must describe
the following in detail:
- How the parents are to share in the child's daily upbringing.
- The time-sharing schedule specifying the time that the child will spend
with each parent.
- A designation of who will be responsible for the child's health care
and school-related matters.
- The methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with
the children; for example, text, email, cell phone, and social media etc.
Considering the Best Interests of the Children
When Florida parenting plans are created, all circumstances between the
parents must be taken into consideration and this includes any history
of domestic violence or substance abuse, their historic relationship and
all other relevant factors which may affect the best interests of the
child as listed in Section 61.13(3) of the Florida Statues including,
but not limited to:
- The length of time the children have lived in a stable environment and
the desirability to maintain continuity.
- The mental and physical health of each parent.
- The home, school, and community record of the children.
- The reasonable preference of the children.
- The demonstrated capacity of each parent to provide a consistent routine
for the children such as discipline and a daily schedule for homework,
meals, and bedtime.
domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment.
Legal Assistance with Your Parenting Plan
Looking for a lawyer to help you with your parenting plan in Orlando? At
Richard A. Heller, P.A., we understand that the welfare of your children
is a top priority. Whether you are obtaining a
divorce or seeking a
child custody modification, it's important to have a lawyer who understands that every child
custody case is different and the needs of each child are different. While
the courts encourage frequent and ongoing contact with both parents, sometimes
one parent is incapable of providing a safe environment for a child. In
such cases, it may be in the child's best interests to limit contact
with that parent.
Whether you are getting a divorce or need aggressive legal representation
modifying an existing child custody arrangement, we will provide you with
the knowledgeable legal support you need during your child custody case.
Contact our office right away to arrange a free consultation with one of our Orlando child
custody attorneys - (407) 501-4052!