Florida’s Timesharing Schedules And Summer Vacation
Timesharing schedules are some of the most common points of contention between divorced parents, especially in summer. Understandably, each parent wants to spend quality time with their child during the summer, which is why disputes may arise regarding timesharing schedules in summer.
If you and the other parent cannot agree on a timesharing schedule for the summer vacation, seek the legal counsel of an experienced family lawyer. Our Orlando child custody attorney Steven M. Marsee is prepared to help. Call 407-521-7171 to talk about your particular case.
What is Timesharing in Florida?
While many Floridians still use the terms “child custody” and “visitation,” Florida refers to them as parental responsibilities and timesharing. Under Florida law, timesharing is a term used to describe the amount of time each parent spends with a child after a divorce.
Some parents are able to agree upon a timesharing schedule without court involvement. Others, however, cannot negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement without a judge. But let’s discuss how co-parents can create a timesharing schedule for the summer vacation.
The Child’s Summer Schedule and Timesharing
When creating a timesharing schedule for the summer, it is vital to consider your child’s summer activities. If your child’s summer schedule does not include summer school, summer camp, or other activities, it is easier to agree upon a flexible and creative timesharing schedule.
If your child has a lot going on in summer, such as attending summer school, the timesharing schedule may not change from the school year schedule. When that is the case, co-parents may decide to keep the usual timesharing schedule.
However, other parents may find it appropriate to make minor changes to the schedule so that each parent can spend more uninterrupted time with the kids during the summer vacation.
Make Sure That the Child Has Equal Time with Both Parents
When changing the timesharing schedule for the summer, it is vital to keep in mind that the child should spend an equal amount of time with both parents. Understandably, each parent wants to spend more time with their children than their former spouse.
However, you need to respect the other parent’s right to have quality time with the kids to avoid disputes. If disputes arise when trying to negotiate a mutually acceptable timesharing schedule, contact a lawyer to help you resolve your disagreements.
It is advisable to resolve your disagreements out of court because going to court with your dispute can be a time-consuming and costly process. In fact, you may not even resolve your dispute regarding the timesharing schedule by the end of summer. Besides, when your case goes to court, no one can predict the outcome of your dispute.
With the guidance of a skilled and results-driven child custody attorney, you can agree on a summer schedule without having to spend weeks or months in courts. At the Law Offices of Steve W. Marsee, P.A., our attorney’s goal is to protect the best interests of children and help parents stay out of court.
Do not hesitate to discuss your particular case with our Orlando child custody lawyer Steve W. Marsee by calling 407-521-7171.