What is Time-Sharing in Florida?

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter, Attorney
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

dpan3191l.pngFlorida time-sharing is not just for condos anymore. In a Florida divorce, involving children, the court now looks at time-sharing plans to determine the visitation schedule. So, what is a time-sharing plan?
A Florida time-sharing plan in a divorce is a plan that parents use for their visitation schedule. A time-sharing plan is not designed to start with a 50/50 visitation plan, but to develop a schedule in the best interest of the children and to help parents avoid fights along the way. The time-sharing plan should address issues like school, holiday and vacation schedules. The idea is to put the children in the best situation to develop a bond with each parent in a fair way.
If the parents cannot agree on a time-sharing plan, then the court may devise one based on numerous conditions. If the parents are arguing over majority time-sharing, then the court may require the parents to meet with a parenting coordinator or have s social investigation completed.
A time-sharing plan should be discussed with your divorce or paternity attorney to better understand your rights and options.