Visitation / Parenting Time In Florida
Setting up Visitation
Florida law requires that visitation be set up on a regular basis with
the noncustodial parent. Detailed visitation schedules are required by
the court for a parenting agreement in order for them to approve the schedule.
If you are the custodial parent, you have a duty to encourage visitation.
You must do more than just stay out of the way or leave the choice to
the children. Encourage your children to see your former spouse frequently
and to enjoy the contact. Never use support or visitation as a lever or
bargaining chip in dealing with the other parent. Most parents need the
help of a
Florida divorce attorney to assist them in setting up this type of schedule, as it must be detailed
and well thought out.
A visitation schedule will provide an outline as to how parents will care
for and provide for their children. Details of how much time each will
spend with the children in different aspects of their lives must be included.
Things such as an exact daily schedule of where the child will reside,
at what time of the day or week will the child be with each parent, whether
the child will be with either one regularly on week-end or every other
week-end, etc. are what is expected of a parenting agreement as required
by the courts. The courts expect the well being of the children to be
of foremost importance in establishing it. Not only is the day to day
schedule expected to be listed, but also holiday schedules, transportation
schedules and even provisions for vacations, birthdays, school breaks
and other important dates. The more detailed, the more likely the courts
are to approve of the parenting agreement without making any arbitrary
decisions about visitation based on the court's point of view.
Child Visitation Lawyer in Florida
Obviously the more detailed you can get an agreement, the better. With
the experienced guidance of Bogle Law you can feel secure that your visitation
and parenting time will be thoroughly worked out to the satisfaction of
not only yourself and your spouse, but that of the court as well. With
years of experience serving the communities of Charlotte County, South
Sarasota County and Arcadia, divorce lawyer Tauna Bogle can provide you
with the skill and compassionate representation you need at a difficult
time. Contact our office today to find out how we can help you.
Need help with your parenting/visitation agreement? Bogle Law can help. Call her today.